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Anurag Kashyap turns to animation to impress daughter

entertainment Updated: Dec 14, 2007 12:42 IST

The makers of dark and brooding films don't usually take up animation projects but filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is switching genres to impress his biggest critic -- daughter Aaliya.

Kashyap's The Return of Hanuman, which opens in theatres at the end of this month, is a sequel to the popular animation film Hanuman.

"My daughter is my biggest critic and she does not like any of my films," said Kashyap, the director of the controversial Black Friday -- based on the 1993 Mumbai bombings -- and the more recent No Smoking.

But the filmmaker hopes his latest project would be more to the liking of seven-year-old Aaliya, who wants her father to make "song-and-dance" films.

"She has given a one-star (rating) to Black Friday and No Smoking and this is my effort to impress her."

The Return of Hanuman is set in the present and sees Hanuman return to earth to save people from the destructive forces of nature.

"Hanuman will return to find how humans have been polluting and destroying the planet that has made Earth really angry," Kashyap said.

"In my film Ravana is the wrath of nature and Hanuman fights it to save the world."