Anurag Kashyap, the acclaimed director of films such as Gangs of Wasseypur and Ugly, has expressed his admiration for Alia Bhatt’s acting talent. He said that he always reaches out to her after watching her work and appreciates her versatility and depth. He called her one of the finest performers in the country.
The filmmaker reveals the practical challenges in working with top-tier actors
However, Anurag Kashyap also admitted that he faces some practical constraints when it comes to working with actors like Alia Bhatt, who command a high remuneration for their work. He said that his films often operate within tight budget constraints, which might affect the dynamics of his projects. He said, “I would love to (work with her) if it doesn’t affect the budget and the dynamics of my film, but it also has to come from the other side. I don’t believe in wishful thinking.”
that caught everyone’s attention. Despite his admiration for Alia’s acting prowess, he acknowledged the practical constraints that come into play when working with actors of her caliber. Anurag, known for his penchant for content-driven cinema, revealed that his projects often operate within tight budget constraints. This financial reality, he admitted, might pose a challenge when collaborating with actors like Alia Bhatt, who command substantial remuneration for their work.
The filmmaker emphasizes the importance of mutual commitment in casting decisions
Anurag Kashyap also said that he does not chase actors more than once, and if they show hesitation or ask for adjustments in the script, he backs out and looks for someone who is fully committed to the role. He said, “Because if their heart isn’t in it, you can tell immediately on the screen.”
Alia Bhatt, who recently won the Best Actress award at the 69th National Film Awards for her role in Gangubai Kathiawadi, has appeared in a cameo in Anurag Kashyap’s film Ugly. She saw release of her Hollywood debut project Heart of Stone. Anurag Kashyap, on the other hand, has said that he can no longer afford actors such as Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Vicky Kaushal, who have become stars after working with him.
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