Anurag Kashyap discussed how ‘Paanch’ never made it to the big screen in an interview with Cyrus Broacha on his podcast Cyrus Says. He stated that the film is on YouTube.
Cyrus asked, “Everyone's seen it, it's there, but you don't make money?” to which Anurag replied, “No, I never would have made money on it because I was not the producer. Even if the film would've made money, I wouldn't have because as a debut director, I was just grateful that my film got made. But the film never came out. And it's not in my hand. Producers have to release it.”
Cyrus stated that the majority of Anurag's films that were unable to be released in theatres were made available on piracy websites. The filmmaker agreed and stated, “That’s the story of my life.”
He also agreed with Cyrus when he said he only made one-eighth of what he should have because most of his films were posted on piracy platforms. People questioned his integrity and character after the release of ‘That Girl in Yellow Boots’, he said.
“They used to question my morality and my character after watching my films. At that time, the critics used to be like, 'what kind of a guy is this?' when Yellow Boots came out,” said Anurag.
Anurag Kashyap also said that there was a time when people would come up to him and tell him “Maine aapki film dekhi (I have watched your film)”, and he would ask, “Kaha dekhi? (Where did you watch it?). I used to identify with porn. People used to watch my films secretly,” said Anurag.
‘That Girl In Yellow Boots’, directed by Anurag Kashyap in 2011, is a thriller film for the uninitiated. Kalki Koechlin, Naseeruddin Shah, Gulshan Devaiah, and others stars. Meanwhile, Kay Kay Menon, Aditya Srivastava, Vijay Maurya, Joy Fernandes, and Tejaswini Kolhapure starred in Anurag's unpublished directorial debut ‘Paanch’.
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