Anupam Kher has hit out at Anurag Kashyap’s statements about the ongoing boycott campaigns against major Bollywood films.

The actor initially said he did not want to “legitimise” the filmmaker’s comments by responding to them.

But he later gave his own take on the growing concerns in the film industry.

Anurag had previously said that audiences are staying away from cinemas because they no longer have purchasing power due to an economic slump in India, not because they want to boycott a film.

Anupam Kher was asked about the filmmaker’s comments during an interview with RJ Siddharth Kannan and he replied:

“Why should I legitimise his statement by answering that question?

“It’s not important for me what he think, it’s not important what he believes.

“This country gives him complete freedom of speech, and he exercises that. But he has been proven wrong.”

Dismissing Anurag’s claims, Anupam continued:

“You can’t find plane tickets these days, you can’t buy tickets for good films because the halls are packed. Malls and five-star hotels are overflowing with people.