So now when he has tried both - direction and production -
what does he enjoy more? "Any day direction. That's my
passion. In fact, if I had a chance, I would have directed 'Udaan'
too, but Vikram didn't leave the film," he said.
Anurag started his career as a screenwriter and then wielded
the megaphone for the hard-hitting drama "Black Friday"
(2004) and the thriller "No Smoking" (2007).
But it was with the critically and commercially acclaimed "Dev
D" (2009) that he got his due in the industry. The Abhay
Deol-starrer turned out to be a big draw at the box office.
There has been much speculation about "Bombay Velvet",
to be directed by Kashyap and produced by Danny Boyle. It was
reported that Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir were being considered
for the film, but the former was not approached after he refused
a role in Boyle's Oscar-winning "Slumdog Millionaire".
However, Kashyap has a different story to tell.
"Danny and I had only thought about Aamir for the role
and no one else. We have not done the narration yet but I'm
hoping that Aamir will like the film and will say yes. No one
else was being approached for the film," the director clarified.
Kashyap, who had to struggle a lot to find a firm foothold
in showbiz, wants to produce films and provide opportunities
for budding talents.
"I would like to give new talent a chance to showcase
their skills. I know how difficult it is to enter and then survive
in this industry. I struggled for 17 years and then finally
got recognition. So I want to help others," he said.
As far as his future projects are concerned, Kashyap is making
a gangster movie set in Bihar. He has already finished "That
Girl In Yellow Boots". Starring Kalki Koechlin and Naseeruddin
Shah, the film will release by the end of this year.
As a producer, he has his plate full with Sachin Kundalkar's
debut Hindi film, Rahi Anil Barve's "Tumbaad" and