Bollywood industry is one place where we have witnessed some strong friendships which have last long over the years. When one imagines that those are simply inseparable, there comes the news about their fallout which surprises us.
The same thing has happened with two of the best directors of Bollywood Anurag Kashyap and Vikas Bahl. The supremely talented directors who used to be good friends are no longer in talking terms. Things turned out so bad that Anurag wanted Vikas to be out of Phantom Films ASAP.
And now, the Manmarziyaan director Anurag has confirmed to Bombay Times that he is not on talking terms with Vikas.
He said, “My stand on this is the same as it was back then. Vikas works in the company, he is a partner and nothing against him has been proven. But mutually, we’ve decided that we will work separately, in separate premises. Vikas and I are not on talking terms; everything else is a rumour. We will continue making films together but I see no point in making him uncomfortable. We can work in different set-ups. I don’t feel the need to sort anything out, because no one came forward to say or prove anything, at that time.”
Not just this, there have also been speculations about Anurag no longer visiting the Phantom office since Vikas was brought on board to direct Super 30. Replaying to this, Anurag said, “The subject of me working separately was all bull talk. I have worked from home for 25 years, even when we set up Phantom. Yes, Vikas and I don’t work on the same projects and we work from different premises. But everyone knows maine 25 saal se ghar ko office bana rakha hai. I work from a room and I am the happiest doing that. I had started going to office for a very silly reason. I had a massive crush on Shubhra Shetty (Kashyap’s girlfriend) and the office staff used her as a bait to get me to work. People don’t know anything and yet they talk like they know it all. You know, I love the way Vidhu Vinod Chopra works. He doesn’t come out of his house and I don’t like coming out of my house either."
Well, their friendship wasn't meant to be going on and so it has ended.