Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Vikas Bahl and Madhu Mantena, who together laid the foundation of Phantom Films in 2011, today announced the dissolution of their partnership as the four founding partners have decided to split and begin their individual journeys henceforth. Over the years, Phantom Films has produced a number of path-breaking films such as Lootera (2013), Queen (2014), Masaan (2015), and Udta Punjab (2016), among others.
Announcing the dissolution of the production house, Anurag Kashyap wrote on his Twitter handle, “Phantom (Films) was a dream, a glorious one and all dreams come to an end. We did our best and we succeeded and we failed. But I know for sure we will come out of this stronger, wiser and will continue to pursue our dreams our own individual ways. We wish each other the best.”
Madhu Mantena said in a statement, “(I) want to announce that Anurag, Vikram, Vikas and I have decided to dissolve our partnership in Phantom (Films) and go our separate ways. We had a glorious run for seven years and I guess sometimes even marriages end. I personally believe that Phantom is the best thing that happened to me in my producing career. I want to thank Anurag, Vikram and Vikas for being great partners, mentors and holding my hand patiently through my dark times. Hope to continue to be friends and maybe even collaborating on individual films.”
Of late, there have been a lot of speculations about all not being well among all the four founding members of the production house. In one of his recent interviews, Anurag Kashyap even admitted that he is not on talking terms with Vikas Bahl. Bahl is currently working on the Hrithik Roshan starrer Super 30 which is slated to hit screens on 25th January 2019.