"Initially, I used to feel that Karan is a misfit but not anymore. The more I have discovered him, I love him a lot. I identify with him on a lot on many things in life. And he is also who he is because of where he comes from. He aspires to be a filmmaker... he is constantly trying to change himself, adapt to situations, produces films for younger lot," Kashyap told PTI in an interview here.
"The only difference is he has the resources that I don't have. I find a parallel in what he does. I like him as an individual now," he said. Also, Kashyap is quite impressed with the film that Karan has made for the centenary celebration and feels it's a first of its kind.
"I have seen their (Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Karan Johar) films and they have done a brilliant job. Everybody has made a magical film. There is a silent secret competition between the four of us but my favourite is Karan Johar's film," he added. Anurag was the first one to come on board for this film and he did recommend a few directors including Dibakar.
"I came on board because I enjoy doing short films. But I am not a struggler anymore to make a short film. I had also given Vishal Bharadwaj's name. He was shooting something so he couldn't come on board," he said.
For Bombay Talkies, all the four directors were given Rs. 1.5 crore each.