Anurag Kashyap Reveals He Suffered Two Heart Attacks After Netflix Walked Out Of 'Maximum City'

Anurag Kashyap gave an interview to The Washington Post, and it was there that he discussed the significance of 'Maximum City'.

Entertainment Desk
By Entertainment Desk |
 Tuesday November 21, 2023
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Anurag Kashyap gave an interview, where hee revealed the significance of 'Maximum City'.

Following the backlash Amazon Prime Video's series 'Tandav' received, several web shows and films slated to release on various platforms were either shelved or had to be reworked. One such project was Anurag Kashyap's adaptation of Suketu Mehta’s 'Maximum City' for Netflix. Just as the project was about to enter the pre-production stage, Netflix withdrew from the project, citing cautiousness amidst the country’s political climate.

In the latest entertainment news, Anurag Kashyap gave an interview with The Washington Post, and it was there that he discussed the significance of 'Maximum City', calling it his best work and emphasising its importance.

“It was my best work. I’ve never done such honest, important work," said Kashyap. The director also revealed that Netflix’s departure from Maximum City lacked specific reasoning. 

In the interview, the 'Gangs of Wasseypur' director said that this decision took a toll on him, and he admitted to falling into a prolonged state of depression and seeking solace in alcohol.

He also shared that this was the time he suffered two heart attacks. 

“Maximum City was where all my energy went. I was heartbroken. I totally lost it," said Kashyap.

“Streaming was finally the space I was waiting for. The disappointment is it was supposed to be a revolution, but it was not. Like social media, it was supposed to empower people, but it became a tool," he added.

Anurag Kashyap's latest film 'Kennedy' had premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2023. The movie is produced by Zee Studios and stars Sunny Leone and Rahul Bhat in the lead roles.

The movie is yet to release in India.

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