Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who has also acted in films, including the critically acclaimed Akira, says that if he has to give up filmmaking and act, it has to be worth the money.
In an episode of actress Neha Dhupia’s audio chat show “#NoFilterNeha”, Anurag opened up about the reason behind taking up acting roles, read a statement.
When Neha asked him what is his “current rate” if someone has to sign him for a film, Anurag said: “If I have to give up filmmaking and act, it has to be worth the money. It has to be a really big amount of money otherwise why would I not go and make a film?”
Anurag, known for making dark films, has entertained the audience with his directorials like Gangs of Wasseypur, Dev.D and That Girl in Yellow Boots.
Filmmaker Aanand L Rai had recently signed Anurag Kashyap for two films under his Colour Yellow Productions. While not much is known at this stage, sources reveal that the two met and discussed scripts that interest them.
Anurag’s last directorial venture Raman Raghav 2.0 featuring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Vicky Kaushal garnered positive response. However, his production Udta Punjab, which faced a legal battle with the CBFC, went on to become one of the biggest hits this year. The film, which deals with the problem of drug abuse in the Indian state of Punjab, starred Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh.
Anurag Kashyap’s next projects are his productions Ghoomketu and Bhavesh Joshi.