Gangs of Wasseypur team graces Cannes film festival. The film is directed and produced by Anurag Kashyap.
Anurag Kashyap with Huma Qureshi who's playing Mohsina in the film.
Anurag Kashyap at the Cannes film festival.
Kalki poses at the red carpet. Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur is making the right noises at the 65th Cannes Film Festival where the world ...
Kalki Koechlin looks ladylike in a very graceful gown at a photocall at Cannes for the movie Gangs Of Wasseypur.
Though Anurag Kashyap vehemently denies any connection with real-life persons, the characters in his film, Gangs Of Wasseypur, are modelled on the actual mafia operating in Dhanbad.
He says, “Gangs of Wasseypur is a fictional story of three generations. It’s a tale of revenge. It’s doesn’t depict any real characters, so I don’t know where the comparisons are coming from.”
Despite his claims, there seems to be enough proof to the contrary. Two of the reigning clans in the area — the Singhs and the Khans — have found their alter egos on screen. Real-life don Suryadeo Singh is renamed Ramadhir Singh and played by Tigmanshu Dhulia. Suryadeo was the reigning don in Dhanbad for 10-15 years. Just like his reel-life avatar, he started out as a security guard in one of the local mines.
In the Khan clan, Manoj Bajpayee’s character, Zeeshan Khan, bears a striking similarity to late don Shafi Khan, who was Suryadeo’s arch rival. He had two wives, a detail that’s found its way to the screen. After his death, his son Fahim Khan took over, a role brought to life by Nawazuddin Siddique (named Faizal Khan in the film).
Fahim is currently considered to be the biggest kingpin in Dhanbad. The film opens with a real-life incident that happened three years ago where he was attacked.