Known as a master of making violence-based movies, Indian filmmaker Anurag Kashyap expressed his thoughts on violence staged in Hollywood, saying American movies don’t really explore violence. According to Anurag, Hollywood movies focus more on commercialisation. “America is always middle of the ground, they always borrow from everywhere and make it more palatable and commercial but they don’t really explore violence barring some of the exploitation movies. They know how to commercialise everything, they are the Mcdonalds version of action and violence,” he said in a conversation with Anupama Chopra. Be it movie ‘Gangs of Wasseypu’ or web show ‘Sacred Games,’ Anurag never leaves a chance to show violence, killing and other brutal scenes in his projects. Sharing his idea of violence, the 46-year-old director revealed that he does not like to see usage of violence in superhero movies as he believes mainstream films and superhero movies celebrate violence rather than showing its depth. “I like the whole idea of taking people through that whole motion of what’s the worst fear that they might have. I get bothered by seeing celebratory violence that I see in mainstream movies or the superhero movie where the violence makes you feel like wanting to be a hero and getting into a fight. My idea of creating violence is to put the viewer off it, where it disturbs them,” Anurag added. Published in Daily Times, November 21st 2018.