Anurag Kashyap on Gangs of Wasseypur: I have never seen such stupid gangsters

Kashyap is gearing up for the premiere of his film Kennedy at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM)
Anurag Kashyap
Anurag Kashyap

In an interview with IANS, Anurag Kashyap shared the reason behind making Gangs Of Wasseypur (2012), a film which earned the cult status over the years.

While, Gangs of Wasseypur is his most unanimously loved film, the director has often said that the film has changed his life but not for good because people now watch all his films with the imprint of Gangs of Wasseypur on their minds, the director feels it is an injustice to the films that were released after 'Wasseypur'.

“My reason for making Gangs of Wasseypur was that I had never seen such stupid gangsters. They have been fighting for over three generations and still couldn't make peace with each other and couldn’t figure out why they were lusting after revenge. I found humour in that, I stuck to it and ran along with it," Kashyap said.

He further mentioned, “These people might call themselves gangsters and hold the power but from outside if you look at it through a birds’ eye view, they are a bunch of really stupid people, and I found it very funny that they call themselves gangsters. The film works primarily because it's funny in the context of a gangster film."

Kashyap is currently gearing up for the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) premiere of his upcoming directorial Kennedy starring Sunny Leone, Rahul Bhat in lead roles.

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