I don’t understand what’s parallel cinema: Anurag Kashyap

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) His movies aren’t about love at first sight or happy endings! The maker of films like “Black Friday”, “Gangs Of Wasseypur” and “Ugly”, Anurag Kashyap says he fails to fathom the discrimination between “mainstream” and “parallel” cinema.

“I don’t understand the whole thing about parallel cinema,” Kashyap told IANS here.

“If you are saying ‘parallel cinema’, that means you are saying that what is mainstream is only worthy of seeing and called cinema; and what is not worthy of seeing, is parallel cinema. I disagree with that. I believe they are all good cinema,” he added.

The only way he divides films are those “that work” and those that “do not work”.

“There is either a good film or there is a bad film,” said the acclaimed filmmaker, whose last film “Bombay Velvet” turned out to be a damp squib at the box office.

He spoke to IANS on the sidelines of the 11th edition of Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2015 here.

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