Bahl admitted compromising on creative vision after getting intimidated by the scale of the project to play safe. "Movie doing well and movie not doing well has to exist. I think in hindsight, the experience of 'Bombay Velvet' was the best thing to happen to us. It will make Anurag Kashyap even better director. I feel I failed as a producer," Bahl said on the sidelines of Film Bazaar here yesterday.

With Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar in the leads, the movie brought back the retro days. It is set in the 1960s and is a large screen adaptation of Gyan Prakash's 'Mumbai Fables'. The story is about a man with big dreams and the extent he is willing to go to be successful. But its box office performance was disappointing.

Even Kashyap has confessed that the failure of 'Bombay Velvet' still gives him nightmares and he has learnt his lesson about making films in a controlled budget. Meanwhile, Bahl's hit and miss account doesn't end at 'Bombay Velvet'.

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