Anurag Kashyap is blocking all trollers on social media, of which he is a heavy user.
Recently, Kashyap, like other celebrities, is being unfairly trolled on digital platforms. The filmmaker was criticized on social media after the failure of his film “Bombay Velvet”.
“I felt attacked, but I can’t waste my time thinking about it,” he said with reference to the trolling. ” I don’t know what happened. When I get trolled, I block people. I cannot live my life thinking about it.”
Kayshap says that there is a need to differentiate between well-meaning criticism and trolls.
“Criticism and trolls are different. Trolls are people who are just trying to poke you… Those are the people I block. Criticism is healthy. Criticism that’s unhealthy, I block it. Anything that works towards my growth, I will take it,” he said.
He stressed that people who make personal attacks are not critics. “I deal with trolls like that because for me, it’s done. I react immediately and it’s over for me. I have survived so much. I am a very strong survivor,” he added. Kashyap says he is in the industry to be a filmmaker and that “he will make movies till my dying day.”
He is often regarded as the face of an emerging new wave cinema for producing numerous independent films with newcomers. For his contributions to film, the Government of France awarded him the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) in 2013.
After writing a television serial, Kashyap got his major break as a co-writer in Ram Gopal Varma’s crime drama Satya (1998), and made his directorial debut with Paanch, which never had a theatrical release due to censorship issues. He then went on to direct Black Friday (2007), a film based on the book by Hussain Zaidi about the 1993 Bombay bombings. Its release was held up for two years by the Central Board of Film Certification because of the pending verdict of the case at that time, but was released in 2007 to widespread critical appreciation. Kashyap’s followup, No Smoking (2007) met with negative reviews and performed poorly at the box-office. His next venture Dev.D (2009), a modern adaptation of Devdas was a critical and commercial success; followed by the political drama Gulaal (2009), and the thriller That Girl in Yellow Boots (2011). His prominence increased with the two-part crime drama, Gangs of Wasseypur (2012). His next films were Bombay Talkies (2013), Ugly (2014) and Bombay Velvet (2015).
Apart from filmmaking, Kashyap serves as the Member of board of the Mumbai-based NGO, Aangan, which helps protect vulnerable children around India. He is the founder of two film production companies: Anurag Kashyap Films, which is run by Guneet Monga, Phantom Films with partnership from directors Vikramaditya Motwane and Vikas Bahl and producer Madhu Mantena.
– CINEWS /IANS/Wiki