In his latest interview, Anurag Kashyap revealed some interesting snippets into his life in Bollywood. He also talked about the Insider Vs Outsider debate in the industry.
Ranveer was my first choice for Bombay Velvet
Talking about the movie Bombay Velvet and Ranveer Singh, Anurag said: “However much people call him an insider because of some remote connection, from two generations before, the man has struggled. Ranveer Singh was rejected in an audition in Shaitan. Ranveer Singh is an actor who when I wanted to cast him in Bombay Velvet, I had a tough time. My studios and nobody believed in me and told me they will not give me money if I made the film with him. So even that Ranveer Singh, that I know two personal stories of my own production that rejected him, he is a star today.”
‘I and Kangana fought Nepotism together’
In this segment, Anurag revealed that he and Kangana had fought nepotism together. He said: “See nepotism was a debate of 2000, the early decade. Right now, with OTT coming into the picture, that debate is pointless. There are much more opportunities on OTT, there are much more outsiders coming in. That was the time I fought that battle. When me and Kangana were friends and were like ‘We will do this film’. How many people believed in Queen? Nobody did. We went down and fought that battle. This industry was about supporting their people, like any other business.”
Anurag also talked about his views on drug consumption in the industry. He rubbished Kangana’s claims that the entire Bollywood was in the muddle and said that it was a matter of one’s personal choice. The filmmaker also revealed that Kangana herself and BJP MP Ravi Kishan used to smoke at times.
Source: Hindustan Times