Seoul, July 30 (IANS) Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s psychological thriller Psycho Raman (Raman Raghav 2.0) has won the Best Asian Genre Film at the 20th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) in South Korea.
Kashyap, who is popular for films like Gangs of Wasseypur and Ugly, took to Twitter on Friday night to share the news.
“Psycho Raman wins Best Asian genre film at BIFAN (Korea) and Rohit Mittal’s ‘Auto Head’ wins Best Actor for Deepak Sampat,” Kashyap tweeted.
The filmmaker also shared a document, which read: “European Fantastic Film Federation Asian Awards has been attributed to ‘Psycho Raman’ directed by Anurag Kashyap by the European Fantastic Film Federation Asian Award jury of the 20th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, composed by Guy Delmote and Daniel Cohen.”
From being on the fringes of the Hindi film industry to becoming a sought after director with a dedicated fan base, Anurag Kashyap has come a long way but the filmmaker says he would rather stay at the periphery than be an insider in Bollywood.
After more than a decade in the industry and a host of brilliant films to back him, Anurag says he is extremely comfortable in his own space and no longer wishes to be part of the interiors of Bollywood.
“I am still at the periphery in Bollywood. The fact is that I have stopped trying to be part of the interior now. I am very comfortable where I am right now in my career and with myself. I have become mature. May be that’s because of my age… I just want to make films,” Anurag told PTI.
Psycho Raman wins BestAsian genre film@BiFan(Korea) and Rohit Mittal’s’Auto Head’ wins best Actor for’Deepak Sampat’ pic.twitter.com/jG2lXD2rhf
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) July 29, 2016
Psycho Raman is based on a notorious serial killer, who operated in Mumbai during the mid-1960s. The film was also premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this year.
The film stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Vicky Kaushal.