For studios, filmmakers are mere caterers: Anurag Kashyap

Anurag Kashyap
MUMBAI: Anurag Kashyap believes that filmmakers have been reduced to mere caterers because it is the studios that decide the product.

"Instead of being filmmakers, we have become caterers. It is already decided by the studios what we should be doing. Some of us stand up and fight against it," the 39-year-old said here Thursday at a FICCI FRAMES session.

Kashyap, who has directed films like "Dev D" and produced the internationally acclaimed "Udaan", says he created his own production house – Phantom – to enjoy creative freedom.

"On a larger scale, from the time you are writing the script that is what is happening when you are dealing with a studio. The whole idea why we formed Phantom was to keep that with us, where we decide what we want to make, who to make it with and how to go about it," said the filmmaker who is running the production house with Vikramaditya Motwane and Vkash Bahl.

Phantom is currently co-producing "Lootera", featuring Sonakshi Sinha and Ranveer Singh. Besides this, Kashyap is directing "Gangs of Wasseypur" and producing "Aiyaa."