While Aamir has poked fun at himself to promote Peepli Live, Anurag Kashyap has gone one step ahead by going public with an intimate letter he wrote to his parents years ago for promoting Udaan
Critically acclaimed Udaan deals with a very sensitive relationship between a father and son and their issues that creep up as differences. Incidentally, Anurag had also left home way back in 1993, to pursue his dreams.
He had written a very intimate letter then to his parents, explaining his grievances against them, which forced him to leave home.
Since the broad theme of Udaan has some autobiographical resonance for him, Anurag has now decided to reveal the letter, to everyone.
He believes that this letter would send the message of his film to a much wider audience. Anurag plans to first release the letter on his Facebook wall and then use it for other promotional purposes.
When contacted, Anurag Kashyap tells Mumbai Mirror, Udaan’s theme is universal and everyone can relate to it almost immediately. It’s a phase when all of us are out to rebel against our parents, our society. Even in my case, I was extremely hurt and had written a seven-page letter to mom and dad saying that I am leaving home to pursue my dreams. I desired freedom from my parents, freedom to do what I wanted in my career. Since Udaan is exactly similar in theme, I thought I could share my letter to promote the film.”