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I don’t want to make biopics on people whose life everybody knows, says Anurag Kashyap

Anurag Kashyap believes biopics should go beyond what’s already in front of the eyes.

bollywood Updated: Jul 13, 2018 21:27 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Anurag Kashyap,Sacred Games,Soorma
Anurag Kashyap is basking in the success of Sacred Games.(Hindustan Times)

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap believes it’s a futile exercise to make biopics on people who have always been in the public eye. It’s not clear whether he was talking about any recently released biopic in Bollywood or not.

As per a report in Times Now, Anurag said, “I don’t want to make biopics on people whose life everybody knows. Jo na ek ajeeb sa sense of forced lagtaa hai. Main biopics banaa chukaa hu, true life stories banaa chukaa hu (I have made biopics, true life stories).”

He further said, “Black Friday bhi true life story thi, Muaaqbaaz bhi true life story hai, agli bhi true life story hai; maine uske camouflage kia hai, naam nahi liya hai kahin. Sab kuch wahi se inspire hotaa hai and I would rather do that than make a biopic which is restrictive.”

Interestingly, biopics are the flavour of the season in Bollywood. Ranbir Kapoor-starrer Sanju, a biopic on controversial Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt, has taken the box office by storm. Even this Friday saw the release of Soorma, a biopic on former India hockey captain Sandeep Singh.

On the other hand, Anurag’s new Netflix show in collaboration with Vikramaditya Motwane, Sacred Games, has been appreciated by critics and the audience.

First Published: Jul 13, 2018 21:27 IST