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Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

I am a filmmaker not an NGO: Anurag Kashyap

Sharing his opinion on films, patriotism and intolerance, actor and director Anurag Kashyap gets candid at Delhi University.

bollywood Updated: Dec 02, 2016 17:58 IST
Ruchika Garg
Ruchika Garg
Hindustan Times
Actor and director Anurag Kashyap in Delhi University.
Actor and director Anurag Kashyap in Delhi University.(Manoj Verma/HT Photo)

A graduate of Hans Raj, actor-director Anurag Kashyap says that the students of Delhi University are different from other students across the nation.

“DU ki baat hi kuch aur hai,” says Kashyap, adding, “Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University are different because students here are proactive. Students have the power to bring about a change. They know when and how to stand for themselves and for others.”

As a filmmaker, Kashyap wants to do the same -- evoke emotions. “I am a filmmaker not an NGO. I don’t want to put out a message whose impact is over as soon as the movie is over. I don’t like to create a feeling of verbatim.I make the audience think about my film rather than giving a statement. Statement ends it, for me it’s like hamne ye jo do ghante ki film hai, iska matlab ye ek line thi, to mere lie vo movie vahi khatam ho gayi. So, I will never say that one line,” adds Kashyap, who has often been in the centre of storm over his statement and stands.

However, he feels that intolerance is deeply rooted in everyone of us. “Intolerance ham sab main hai. Ham sirf religious tolerance ki baat karte hain but there are more to it. Main to dekhta hun ki jo padhe likhe hai unhe intolerance hai anpad logo ka. Two different opinions are also intolerant to each other. The world always has intolerance, what kind of intolerance gets empowered, is what changed the dynamics of the world.”

Kashyap feels very strongly about the country. He says, “I don’t have stories outside the country. I love my country. But I believe I don’t have to wear a patriotic cap on my head to prove my patriotism.”

First Published: Nov 05, 2016 10:01 IST

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