I wish to direct Rani Mukerji someday: Anurag Kashyap

Added by harini on Oct 09, 2012

Director Anurag Kashyap is donning producer’s hat for Rani Mukerji’s upcoming movie ‘Aiyya’. But he hopes that he can direct Rani Mukerji sometime.

“‘Aiyya’ is a very quirky film. I always wanted to direct Rani but not in this movie as it's Sachin's film, I cannot take that away from him. Definitely, I will direct her in future,” said Anurag Kashyap to PTI.

‘Aiyya’ is directed by Sachin Kundalkar. The movie stars Rani Mukerji as female lead and Southern superstar Prithviraj as male lead. Prithviraj is making his Bollywood debut with this movie.

The movie is all set to release on October 12.

Other than ‘Aiyya’, Anurag Basu is also busy promoting his other production venture ‘Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana’. The movie directed by debutante Sameer Sharma stars Kunal Kapoor and Huma Qureshi in lead roles.

Anurag Kashyap believes that this movie is a gentle comedy similar to the classic comedies made by Hrishkesh Mukherjee and Basu Chatterjee.

“The script is a very nice gentle comedy, the kind which we haven't seen since Hrishkesh Mukherjee and Basu Chatterjee stopped making films,” he said.

The director who has always launched newcomers in his movies thinks that launching new actors and directors isn’t a risk if you do your homework right.

“If you do your homework there is no risk. Problem is people don't do there homework, they make films for the wrong reason. And people make films for debutante directors who have been associated with big directors,” he said.

“My thing is that a film is made by a director and I need to make sure that he can make the film. On the basis of which I bring new people,” he added.

‘Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana’ is set to release on November 2.

Few people believe that Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ deserved to be the official entry of India to Oscars rather than ‘Barfi’ starring Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Ileana. But Anurag Kashyap himself believes that Anurag Basu’s ‘Barfi’ deserves its nomination.

“It is a beautiful movie and well deserves to be named as India's entry to the Oscars,” he concluded.

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