Anubhav Sinha has delivered two hit films in the last couple of years that have also received a lot of acclaim for their themes and story. Sinha first released Article 15 starring Ayushmaan Khurrana. The film was set in a small village dealing with caste issues. Sinha also directed Thappad starring Taapsee Pannu. However, his directorial track wasn't always this good. Back in 2011 Anubhav directed Ra-One starring Shah Rukh Khan. The film was a big flop.
In a recent interview with Mumbai Mirror Anubhav said that the entire process was very exhausting and many people sent him harsh comments. He said, I have been relentless these pass three decades. I've fallen, stood up and fallen again. When you make the biggest film in the history of Bollywood, Ra.One, and get so much flak, it drains you... haunts you for years. I was exhausted physically and emotionally. So I am actually happy doing nothing.
Anubhav also said that he is going to wait until the pandemic gets over before he resumes work. He said, "I'm not bullish about shooting soon. For the next year-and-a-half, shoots will become slower and at least 20 per cent more expensive since a lot of money will be spent on protecting the people who work with you. Social distancing on a film set Is an oxymoron. It can't happen, it won't happen. We can keep lying to ourselves though."
In another interview with Hindustan Times Anubhav opened about his directorial decisions. He said, "I have no clue, I am still trying to figure out. Till Mulk and Article 15, I used to deny that there is a change. Now I feel there is certainly a change, what kind of change, I don't know. Now I get attracted to different things - story or a performance. Earlier I used to get attracted to grand visuals, size of the film and how big the starcast was. Now I am not attracted to these things.”