Anurag Kashyap has always claimed to be a huge fan of Hollywood director Martin Scorsese, stating that the latter's film Taxi Driver is what inspired him to become a script writer. In fact Anurag had even said that his Gangs of Wasseypur was to an extent influenced by Scorsese's Goodfellas.
Now post his film Gangs of Wasseypur being selected for the prestigious Director's Fortnight at the 65th Cannes Film Festival, Anurag recently received a letter from Scorsese.
In the letter, Scorsese says, "I thoroughly enjoyed Dev D and Gangs Of Wasseypur and found them exciting and inspiring." If that wasn't enough, Scorsese also expressed his desire to meet Kashyap. Tweeting his delight Anurag posted, "My biggest award yet".
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John Abraham, Anurag Kashyap team up for No Smoking 2
Actor John Abraham reveals that he has spoken to Anurag Kashyap about working on the sequel to No Smoking.
Back in 2007, John Abraham starred in Anurag Kashyap’s psychological thriller, No Smoking. Although the film bombed at the box-office, it became the talk of the town thanks to its neo-noir theme. Six years later, John discloses that he and Anurag might team up for a sequel.
“I would love to (work in the No Smoking sequel). Anurag is working on his baby (Bombay Velvet) right now. And he is excited about that. I think it’s going to be a beautiful film. But I have told him to make No Smoking 2. I said, ‘People make sequels out of hit films. Let us make a sequel out of a flop movie’. He’s damn excited about it,” says John. COMPLETE STORY
Anurag Kashyap with actor Manoj Bajpai participate in a road show promotion for Gangs of Wasseypur in Mumbai on June 5. (AFP photo)