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Anurag Kashyap reveals he was fired from Salman Khan's Tere Naam for THIS bizarre reason

Anurag Kashyap went on to say that he was fired from the 2003 film as a director after he wrote it. 

Anurag Kashyap reveals he was fired from Salman Khan's Tere Naam for THIS bizarre reason
Anurag Kashyap/Instagram; Salman Khan in a still from Tere Naam

Last Updated: 10.27 AM, Feb 08, 2023


About two decades ago, a game-changing film made its way to Salman Khan's kitty. Yes, we're talking about Tere Naam, which in many ways reintroduced the superstar. Salman donned a new hairdo and was seen as a stalker who got into a self-destructive mode after losing his love. Tere Naam was helmed by Satish Kaushik and marked the Bollywood debut of Bhumika Chawla. The film is the Hindi remake of the hit Tamil film Sethu, starring Vikram in the lead role.

Now, nearly 20 years later, Anurag Kashyap revealed that he was to direct Tere Naam. But but but... the filmmaker was fired as director for a bizarre reason. During an interview on Unfiltered by Samdish, the host asked Kashyap if he shaves his chest hair, to which he quipped, "I got fired from a film because I asked the hero to grow chest hair."

The director revealed he was fired as director of Tere Naam after he wrote the film.

The host asked Kashyap why he was so stubborn about making Salman Khan grow his chest hair; it would have been fine if it wasn't there. The filmmaker reasoned, "It was an Agra-Mathura-set film."

Samdish then told Kashyap that you can't get into detailing when it comes to a Salman Khan film.

Interestingly, Anurag's brother and filmmaker Abhinav Kashyap directed Salman in the 2010 blockbuster, Dabangg. Talking about how it was advantageous to him, the Dev D-helmer stated, "At the time of Gangs of Wasseypur, whenever someone would ask who I am and what I've made, I would tell them I'm the brother of the guy who made Dabangg."

Anurag added, "Yes, it has helped me a lot, and I'm really proud of the film."

The director said that he liked Sultan, Dabangg, and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, all of which starred Salman Khan.

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