The tone of the trailer launch event of Vikramaditya Motwane’s AK vs AK was set as soon as Anurag Kashyap and Anil Kapoor took their seats. Well, the former was introduced first and when the latter entered, he complained that he should have been called first.
THE TWITTER WAR
Addressing their war of words on Twitter, Anil Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap admitted that it wasn’t all part of promotions. The actor said that it got out of hand and he didn’t like it. In fact, he was upset with how the tweets unfolded. Anurag responded to this by saying that he wrote what he felt.
THE FIGHT CONTINUES
In a bizarre turn of events, the trailer launch of AK vs AK turned into a showdown between director Anurag Kashyap and actor Anil Kapoor. Anurag said, “Lockdown band hua toh aapki picture museum mein lagegi.” To this, Anil said, “Your films are ‘sannata’ films because no one really watches them anymore. People call them dark, but for me, it’s all about sannata.” Anil further said, “I haven’t worked with Anurag before because I don’t do boring films. I did this one because it was an opportunity to teach him what is real acting.” Anurag then hit back saying, “Seekhane aye the seekh keg aye.”
WHAT DID DIRECTOR VIKRAMADITYA MOTWANE SAY?
The experimental movie has been shot in real time. About the concept, Vikramaditya Motwane said that he wanted to make a masala, commercial movie and had this idea from a writer friend for 7 years. He found the idea brilliant and had fun developing it. He then said, “But I’ve lost 10 kg weight since we started this project so I am glad it’s over.”
ANURAG AND ANIL BATTLE IT OUT
Anil Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap showcased their own trailers and hurled abuses at one another. Anil called Anurag a “behind-the-scene” man, adding the he is a weak actor. Anurag then said that he established that films aren’t an actor’s medium, but those of directors’. Anil called Anurag "sasta Tarantino" after this.
Take a look at Anil's narrative of AK vs AK:
Anil also splashed water on Anurag’s face and said that being a professional is what helped him complete the film but the undercurrent tension was always there. Anurag then urged audiences to watch the film for him as he will be seen acting for the first time in AK vs AK. He also added that people must be tired of watching Anil all this time.
So now, the audience will decide who the real AK is once the film starts streaming on Netflix from December 24.