Director Anurag Kashyap Gets Candid About His Unique Relationship With Shah Rukh Khan

Anurag Kashyap and Shah Rukh Khan are at the opposite ends of Bollywood’s spectrum. The former has been known for gritty cinema that takes a dig at the status-quo while the latter has now been reduced to a caricature of his previous self with arm-waving and romancing women cliches.

It came as a massive surprise when Mukkabaaz director Anurag Kashyap said that his Bollywood career would be incomplete if he never got an opportunity to direct SRK. Kashyap said the 52-year-old actor was keen to work with him in No Smoking, a film which eventually went to John Abraham.


The 45-year-old filmmaker was speaking on the sidelines of ‘India and the world – The Changing Narrative’ film festival conceptualised by writer Anuraadha Tewari, held at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya.

In the interview, Kashyap said:

“He wanted to do No Smoking and he was very upset when I went away from him. I also went to him with Allwyn Kalicharan. I wanted to do that with him and a big superstar from Hollywood. Everything was almost done but then again (it didn’t happen).

But we will work together. I won’t go anywhere without making a film with Shah Rukh Khan… I will write a film that will lure him. He should be attracted to it, he should be dying do the film. He is my senior from university, he has been there like a big brother helping me. He is super successful. When he loves you, he approaches things like, in my struggling years, (he used to tell me), ‘if you do what I tell you to do, your problems will disappear’. But I didn’t want him to make my life.”

Kashyap also followed it up by admitting that he can fight with everyone in the industry except Shah Rukh.

We hope that the duo soon get a chance to work with each other. It’ll be one of the best partnerships in Bollywood history.

Source: Hindustan Times.

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