In the recent International Media Forum, during a session on “Neta Abhineta”, the Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap stated that it is not impossible to make a political cinema in India, but it scares every filmmaker, including him, in the process of fighting the system.
Anurag further added, it’s not that,” if I wanted to make political cinema, I wouldn’t do it because of the fear for censorship, but it’s the process of fighting it which scares me.” One can just give up at the first level, but he has to go through many levels like the executive committee, the revising committee, the tribunal, and maybe even all the way to the Supreme Court in the end.
Anurag Kashyap is well known for some of his hit movies like “Gangs of Wasseypur” (2012) and “Bombay Velvet” (2015) are, however, the most restrictive regimes of the world which came out as the best films of that years, respectively.
Anurag Kashyap, the Indian filmmaker, director, writer, editor, producer and an actor is a recipient of several accolades for his great contribution in Hindi cinema. Apart from winning a National Filmfare award and Filmfare awards, he has received the award Ordre Des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the orders of Arts and Letters) from the Government of France in 2013
As a co-writer with Ram Gopal Verma, Kashyap has thrown some of the major breaks in television serials, like the crime drama, “Satya” (1998). His directorial debut with “Paanch” that had never been released due to censorship issues. Again, Kashyap’s movie Black Friday (2007), based on the story of Hussain Zaidi about the 1993 Bombay Bombings, held up for two years by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) because of the pending verdict of the case at that time. But later it was released in the same year due to widespread critical appreciation.
Besides filmmaking, Kashyap serves as the Member of the board of the Mumbai-based NGO, Aangan, which helps protect vulnerable children around India.