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Anurag Kashyap wishes to be a part of the Lokesh Kanagaraj Cinematic Universe

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Anurag Kashyap wishes to be a part of the Lokesh Kanagaraj Cinematic Universe
Anurag Kashyap; Lokesh Kanagaraj
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Last Updated: 04.38 PM, Sep 21, 2022


Anurag Kashyap has always had nice things to say about Tamil cinema. It is well known that Sasikumar’s Subramaniapuram served as an inspiration for the Bollywood director's Gang of Wasseypur. Both films go in-depth into the lives and hardships of their respective, lawless and corrupt rural communities. A boy from a lower socioeconomic level who falls in love with a girl from a higher class family is the premise of Subramaniapuram. The operations of the coal mafia in Dhanbad, Jharkhand, as well as the power struggle between various castes, on the other hand, were dealt with in the Gangs of Wasseypur.

A screenshot of Anurag Kashyap's comments/Twitter
A screenshot of Anurag Kashyap's comments/Twitter

It appears that Anurag Kashyap saw both the films of Lokesh Kanagaraj; Kaithi and Vikram on the same day. Additionally, the director made a comment that wasn't missed by his fans and followers. They took a screenshot of his message, which is trending on social media.

Anurag Kashyap is recognised by the Tamil-speaking audience as “the Imaikka Nodigal villain”, which featured Nayanthara in the lead.

The filmmaker is now a part of Sundar C's One 2 One. Directed by Thirugnanam, who had helmed Trisha's Paramapatham Vilaiyattu, this one is said to be a thriller and stars Kannada actor Ragini Dwivedi.

Ragini Dwivedi at the muhurtha of One 2 One
Ragini Dwivedi at the muhurtha of One 2 One

Anurag Kashyap responded that he would be interested in directing a Tamil movie when questioned about it. “I have a lot of favourite actors, including Dhanush and Vijay Sethupathi. Although my ex-wife (Kalki Koechlin) spoke the language, I haven't learned it. I dislike doing remakes. Subramaniyapuram would not have made sense if I had recreated it. I think Tamil cinema has more potential and shouldn't merely target Tamil viewers. I believe that the distribution system's vulnerability prevents it from developing further. I recall how Visaranai travelled and sparked curiosity throughout the nation.”

According to the director, acting takes up a lot of time. “I'm unsure of my ability to sign films as an actor. I have a company as well, so when my staff do not see me there, they panic. Either, I’ll act for someone I love and respect or will act for lots of money!”

Notably, Anurag praised Vetrimaaran's Vada Chennai, too. The Dhanush-starrer spans three decades in the life of a gangster. It was Anurag Kashyap who suggested Vetrimaaran to make the film in two parts, a source said. Both had been good friends since the former saw the latter’s award-winning Tamil film Aadukalam.