Anurag Kashyap’s Candid Confession: Battling Depression, Heart Attacks, and a Dark Period Post Netflix’s Maximum City Exit

Anurag Kashyap’s Candid Confession: Battling Depression, Heart Attacks, and a Dark Period Post Netflix’s Maximum City Exit

After the Tandav controversy, many web shows and movies released on various streaming platforms were either stopped or had to be reworked. Anurag Kashyap’s adaptation of Suketu Mehta’s Maximum City for Netflix was one such project. Just before entering pre-production, Netflix pulled out of the project citing caution amid the country’s political climate.

In a recent interview with The Washington Post, Kashyap discussed the importance of Maximum City, calling it his best work and emphasizing its importance. He expressed disappointment at the self-censorship adopted by streaming platforms after the Tandav controversy, referring to it as a form of self-censorship. “Invisible Censorship”.

Speaking about Maximum City, the filmmaker said, “It was my best work. I’ve never done such honest, important work.” Kashyap revealed that Netflix’s departure from Maximum City lacked specific reasoning. He speculated that either the content he’d penned was sensitive or he had become a sensitive figure for the streaming platform.

Anurag Kashyap talked about how this incident affected him personally, acknowledging that he went through a protracted depressive episode and turned to alcohol for comfort. He also disclosed that he experienced two heart attacks during this period. The director said, “Maximum City was where all my energy went. I was heartbroken. I totally lost it.”

Reflecting on streaming platforms, Kashyap expressed disappointment, as he viewed the sector as a potential revolution that fell short of expectations. “Streaming was finally the place I was waiting for,” he said. The disappointment is that this was supposed to be a revolution, but it didn’t happen. Like social media, it was supposed to empower people, but it became a tool.

Anurag Kashyap’s latest film Kennedy premiered at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. It was produced by Zee Studios and starred Sunny Leone and Rahul Bhatt in the lead roles.

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