Director Anubhav Sinha resigns from Bollywood
Mumbai : Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha announced in a tweet that he has resigned from Bollywood.
"Enough! I hereby resign from Bollywood. Whatever the f*** that means, " wrote Sinha in a tweet and added, “Bollywood was, Hindi films will."
This tweet of Anubhav Sinha sum up the emotion that he has dissociated himself from the term Bollywood but will continue to be part of the Hindi film industry, making critically admired films like he does. The filmmaker even changed his Twitter profile name to ‘Anubhav Sinha (Not Bollywood).’
Anubhav Sinha's tweet of resignation was led by similar tweets from his fellow filmmakers Sudhir Mishra and Hansal Mehta.
“Bollywood chhodo (quit Bollywood)," tweeted Sudhir Mishra, to which, Hansal Mehta replied, “Chhor diya (have quit). It never existed in the first place."
In their tweets, Anubhav Sinha, Sudhir Mishra and Hansal Mehta named the film legends whose work inspired them to be filmmakers - Satyajit Ray, Raj Kapoor, Guru Dutt, Ritwick Ghatak, Bimal Roy, Mrinal Sen, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, K Asif, Vijay Anand, Javed Akhtar, Tapan Sinha, Gulzar, Shekhar Kapur and Ketan Mehta were on the list. They also hailed new era filmmakers such as Anurag Kashyap, Nikkhil Advani, Neeraj Ghaywan and for making "Indian cinema."
Anubhav Sinha is best known for directing films such as courtroom drama Mulk, Article 15.