Anupam Kher Defends Aditya Chopra After Anurag Kashyap Slammed YRF Head For ‘Controlling’ Directors

The war of words between Anupam Kher and Anurag Kashyap shows no sign of slowing down as the former once again took a jibe at the director for his comments on Aditya Chopra. As quoted by Indian Express, the veteran actor defended the YRF head after a spate of box office failures like Shamshera, Jayeshbhai Jordaar and Samrat Prithviraj.

”I am very, very proud of Aditya Chopra. Yash ji’s family is like my own family. To build an empire like Yash Raj Films is not an easy thing,” Anupam Kher opined. He also said that the Gangs of Wasseypur director is not the ‘ultimate authority on human behaviour’.
The comments came in response to Anurag Kashyap accusing Yash Raj Films of ‘controlling’ their directors.

Also See: Anupam Kher On Anurag Kashyap’s Opinion About Boycott Bollywood Trend: ‘Not Important What He Thinks’

In an interview with Galatta Plus, while promoting his film Dobaaraa, which also turned out to be a box office failure, the 49-year-old filmmaker said, ”You have to empower people, you can’t dictate terms. That time is passe now. If Aditya Chopra has hired a bunch of people, he needs to empower them and not dictate them, not control the casting, not control everything. Sit in your office, hire good people if you trust them, and let them make their films. Which is the mistake he makes. He doesn’t let them,”

Earlier, Anupam Kher slammed Anurag Kashyap for his comments on the ongoing boycott trend in Bollywood. In an interview with RJ Siddharth Kannan, the veteran actor dismissed the director’s comments by saying, ”Why should I legitimise his statement by answering that question? It’s not important for me what he think, it’s not important what he believes”.

Also See: Anupam Kher Says Karan Johar, Aditya Chopra ‘Don’t Offer Me Movies Anymore’ Even After Success Of ‘The Kashmir Files’


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