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Anurag Kashyap reveals what he likes about Lokesh Kanagaraj: 'I want to die in his films'

Anurag Kashyap is a fan of director Lokesh Kanagaraj. 

Anurag Kashyap reveals what he likes about Lokesh Kanagaraj: 'I want to die in his films'
Anurag Kashyap on Lokesh Kanagaraj.

Last Updated: 05.32 PM, Jun 11, 2023


Hindi filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's love for South Indian movies is no secret. Especially, he follows religiously follows the works of several filmmakers in Tamil cinema. For example, he is a big fan of filmmaker Veetrimaaran . And Anurag has a new favourite filmmaker from the Tamil film industry. And it's none other than Lokesh Kanagaraj. 

In a recent interview, Anurag revealed his admiration for the young filmmaker and shared what he liked the most about his films. "I want to do a death scene in Lokesh's film. He gives glorious death to his actors. I want to die in one of his films. I just don't need a role. I need to just die in a glorious way in his film," said Anurag Kashyap, while talking to IndiaGlitz. 

It's well documented that filmmaker-actor M. Sasikumar's Subramaniapuram inspired him to make movies rooted in the country's diverse culture and lifestyle, resulting in the epic, Gangs of Wasseypur film series. Recently, he reflected on how that 2008 movie became a turning point in his career. 

"I watched Paruthiveeran and Naan Kadavul before Subramaniapuram. And you will see a lot of elements in Gangs of Wasseypur that were inspired by the way songs were shot in Subramaniapuram. I was really inspired and asked myself, why I am not telling stories from UP and Bihar," he added.  

Anurag also revealed that he has acted in a few Tamil films, One Two One and Maharaja. 

Anurag was recently in the limelight when his latest directorial debut Kennedy made a grand debut at the Cannes film festival. Even though the movie garnered mixed reactions, it made everyone sit up and take notice after it's received a long-standing ovation following its premiere at Cannes. 

Ahead of its premiere, Anurag kicked up a storm by saying that he wrote Kennedy for Tamil superstar Chiyaan Vikram. However, the star didn't respond to his call and the role eventually went to Rahul Bhat. Vikram, however, issued a statement later giving full clarity on the matter

Kennedy also stars Sunny Leone as the female lead. 

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