Phantom Films Dissolved: Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane And Others Call It Quits After 7 Years – Read Tweets
Filmmakers Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Vikas Bahl and Madhu Mantena decide to part ways and dissolve their production company Phantom Films. (Photo Credit: File Image)

Filmmakers Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Vikas Bahl and Madhu Mantena, who joined hands in making Phantom in 2011, have called it quits after 7 years. Yes, you read that right. The four founders of Phantom have decided to part ways and dissolve their production company as they now intend to exert their creativity independently. It is sad to hear about the dissolution, however, the director will have timely collaborations with each other. Reports also suggest that the filmmakers will continue to work with partners Reliance Entertainment exclusively despite the dissolution. Anurag Kashyap Takes a Dig at the Producer for Deleting Scenes in Manmarziyaan – Read Tweets

Anurag Kashyap took to the micro-blogging site to announce the same. He wrote on Twitter, "Phantom 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."

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Also Vikramaditya Motwane said in a statement, "Vikas, Madhu, Anurag and I have decided to dissolve our partnership in Phantom and go our separate ways. It’s been the craziest, greatest journey and the most wonderful partnership of my life. My three partners have been my family through thick and thin and I can't thank them enough for their love and support for the past seven years. I wish them nothing but the best for their individual journeys from here on and hope our paths will cross again better times."

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Producer Madhu Mantena too tweeted, which read, "Want to announce that Anurag, Vikram, Vikas and I have decided to dissolve our partnership at Phantom 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 happened to me in my producing career. I want to thank Anurag, Vikram, and Vikas for being great partners, mentors and for holding my hand patiently through my dark times. Hope to continue to be friends and maybe even collaborate on individual films in the future. We wish each other the best. All of us will continue to work with our partner Reliance Entertainment individually."

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Phantom Films was founded in 2011 by all four of them (Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane, Vikas Bahl and Madhu Mantena), and was cited as the 'director's company'. In March 2015, Reliance Entertainment picked up 50% stake in the company. Phantom’s debut production was Ranveer Singh starrer 'Lootera', directed by Motwane. The production house has created some successful hits like Kangana Ranaut's Queen, Vicky Kaushal starrer Masaan and Alia Bhatt's Udta Punjab. It made its debut with Ranveer Singh Lootera. Stay tuned to LatestLY for further updates.