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February 06, 2007 12:48 IST
We often have directors over for chats, but director Anurag Kashyap enjoyed his chat with rediff readers so much he wasn't ready to say goodbye -- the conversation went on well past the appointed hour.
Questions poured in for the director, whose Black Friday finally releases February 9, and he was ready to tackle it all with customary candour. Here's what went on, for those who missed it:
Anurag Kashyap says, Hi Everybody, sorry i was stuck in traffic
rajshr asked, hi anurag..does black friday covers all the insight,,in & out of mumbai blast..
prasad asked, hi anurag i have 2 queries 1.Why you chose to be a filmmaker? 2.In brief ur journey in becoming filmmaker
rajshr asked, hi anurag,its good 2 c finally u wl get due for ur job done....
rachit asked, i it true that a new actor name tushar is gonna feature in your next film we have heard hes a doctor based in london
gyan asked, you still respect mani sir
shruti asked, hi i met u on the set of no smoking, remember me?
Kshitij asked, anurag, I am a big fan of yours. I am still waiting to see Paanch. I think there is a marathi movie with Nana patekar with the same theme, different treatment.
sid asked, hi anurag kashyap..i listen to the song mai khuda from PAANCH regularly..super thoughts..loved ur work in yuva and nayak..sorry but have seen ur black friday on pirated vcd..will see it in theatre also..waitin for gulal,no smoking..best of luck
phew asked, sir am a really big fan of urs
phew asked, btw wid which movie did u start ur career
siddharth asked, hi i loved ur play Sir sir sarla...excellent acting...was my first play in mumbai (prithvi)...now m in US and miss all tht
rajshr asked, hi anurag,its good 2 c finally u wl get due for ur job done....
vcvncv asked, Why do u make art films?
Floyd asked, Hi Anurag, Waitin to watch Paanch and Black Friday..
virajd asked, Is black Friday releasing in theatres in Thane, Dombivli? or only on mumbai
vcvncv asked, Which movie do u wish u had made as a director?
avinash asked, hiiiiiiiiiiiiii Anurag why r u choose this topic to the make a Film Black Friday??????????
Vipin asked, How did u go about collecting information on the 93 blasts?
Saurab asked, Hi Anurag....i just have i one question to ask you. Is there any special screening of Paanch any where in India...no matter in the entire India...i can go anywhere to watch that movie...as i am dying to watch that movie...please give me the reply...plz
vcvncv asked, how did it feel to be fined on the sets of No Smoking?
vcvncv asked, Do u like working with John Abraham?
ABC asked, Hi NAurag, what is yr next project??? & what happened to Paanch..
rajshr asked, anurag, does it covers any insight on the life of film finance & linkage of underworld with bollywood celebrities..
ABC asked, & i hope all yr latkao films will b released soon.
ABC asked, Hi Anurag, Congrats & All the BEst for yr forthcoming film..
vcvncv asked, When will Paanch be released?and when will u make movies with mainstream actors?
Bol asked, Why do u make only BLACK movies ? Are you so cut up with society ? Or u don't see light at the end of the tunnel ?
Sushant Chimulkar asked, I hope after this friday there won't be any looking back and that all the fridays will be colorful
SamT asked, Hi Anurag, How did the choice of Indian Ocean come about for the music? The music is awesome, by the way.
Vipin asked, Do you think the age of making run-of-the-mill (running around trees types) movies are passe? ver tried or plan to try your hands on such type of stuff?
Vipin asked, the 93 blasts accused had said that Black Friday could INFLUENCE their verdicts against them... Your take?
manik asked, I am a big fan of your and RGV kind of movies, I work in IT sector but I want to be a film director, can you pls guide me how to go about it as in from where to make a start, is it must to be from a film institute (I am 23 nd planning to give FTII exam this yr), I think ur advice can be of gr8 help since u have made it on your own, plsssss reply in bit detail(if it's possible for u )
ajay asked, HAI ANURAG..I AM A STUDENT IN LONDON..I LOVED THE SONG IN BLACK FRIDAY..I LOVE MAKING FILMS..THAT TOO TYPICAL REALISTIC ONE..CAN I JOIN YOUR TEAM..WAITING FOR A GOOD REPLY FROM YOU..
pras asked, recently salman appreciated your work in one of the interviews...whats your take on that
abhishek chourasia asked, just describe the exact meaning of black friday??????//
Rinku asked, Hi Anurag, Can u tell me what Black Friday is about?
Raghav asked, Tell me about your hobbies Anu...
Jay asked, hi..sir..in ur research had you tuff time to get information from POLICE , "khabri of police ",and alleged criminals ??..and how u got information from them..was it tuff..
sourabh asked, anurag why did u choose ind ocn for the music of black friday?
sagar asked, Is black friday having songs?
hansrajdude asked, It is good to see your name in print and other mass-com media...does your memories fall back on our hostel days sometime?
paharia asked, hi. i attended one of ur workshop in mumbai, now i m in delhi and working with a animation college. r u still conducting workshops on film making and script writing????
veerjee asked, I am working in UAE i see u movie black friday it is great movie . Now my question is that u will make another movie about 11.07.06 Mumbai eposide
Rocky asked, do u feel a film like No smoking or even black friday will find acceptance,apart from d multiplexes audience,specially in d interiors and other places
jimmy asked, the budget of black friday???
kannuz asked, Hi Anurag How r u.? i am kannuz from kochi..Is sanju Baba is there in the movie "Black Friday".?
hansrajdude asked, hey kashyap-wa, this is your old hostel mate from Hansraj....
pras asked, how do you rate the three khans
sourabh asked, how has the wait been??
abhishek chourasia asked, in today scenarion,wht kind of expectaion u hav????????/
haha asked, Did writing about Amitabh Bachchan's performance get u into trouble?
BaadshahKhan asked, hey anurag, how are you doing? I have been waiting for Black Friday and Paanch forever man!
Floyd asked, and have there been any cuts in the Movie???
kunal asked, would u ever like to make a film on frank miller comic books or stuff like that...noir heroic stuff.
atul asked, Hi,would we be able to watch Black Friday the way u want us, without any cuts
Raghav asked, Hi Anurag, which is your next projects? what are the future plans?
Floyd asked, Must be a great feeling to see Black Friday Finally releasing this weekend... (After all this time and effort)
Raghav asked, Hi Anurag, What did it inspired you to do this film?
pras asked, will u work with any of the khans
kunal asked, lage raho munnabhai is dilution of munnabhai...thts wat i feel....puttin complex gandhism into the innocence of munna ...jst kills it.
vikas sanap asked, tell about me black friday and now role about k k menon in same picture
sahilfromaus asked, is black friday releasing overseas as well like Australia?
Saurab asked, r u a big fan of Frank Miller
Rosh asked, Hi Anurag! How relevant do you think your movie could be after all these years? Bigger tragedies have come to occupy the mindscapes of people. Or do you think it's just a movie at the end of the day and we should see it with just that in mind and not expecting any answers or futrher questions?
maverick asked, i read ur blog ,i loved the post regarding award function in bachan lwans
Ankit asked, According to me Nasir, Om Puri and Pankaj kapoor are the three best actors this country has produced. Who do u think are the best?
kamran ali asked, did you know your ayesha takia won screen award for best actress and had recently sign main role opposite aamir khan in ghajini remake
hansrajdude asked, when will you and Manoj Bajapi re-unite?
k4_kunal asked, How much authentic are the facts n names mentioned in the movie & how much fiction has been used?
vinhayak asked, Hi anuragh , Are you interasted in romantic film producing ?
ashwin asked, hay tell us something about no smoking also . i feel sad about the released controversies about black friday and paanch
luvfortruth asked, Hi anurag, congrats for your first release to see the light of day. I am happy for you and happy that I will be able to watch the movie you made painstakingly. Can we get to watch PAANCH also? if so, when? if not, can we get it through any other channels of distribution if not theaters and DVDs??
Floyd asked, We wish you all the Best... May your efforts be rewarded.... and hoping to catch your Films on 1st Day...
Nits asked, Whether you recived any threat from underworld while making movie
punit asked, Hi Mr. Anurag. I would like to ask u tht have u included the testimonies of the victims of the blast, have u met them? I would also like to ask u tht have u met the conspirators family members and wht was their take on ur film of ur subject??????
Jayu asked, ok..and sir do u think that your film will show correct events & correct ppl who did this...and havu ever received death threats .??
Sarfraz1 asked, Hi Anurag.. Are you planning to come up with a movie on Mumbai riots prior to 93 bomb blast?
rolston asked, hi anuraag!do uu know that Black Friday was available in the VCD and DVD market in 2005?Most of my friends have watched it then.
Ari asked, I would like to ask you a question that nobody seems to answer honestly. Please tell me would anybody ever bother to take up the issue of Hindu exploitation seriously, as has been the casein Pakistan and in some parts of our country
1 asked, I want to write lyricx for u..if u allow i can send u some of my lines..lines which were now getting any importance in this bikau industry...
kamran ali asked, what type of double role is ayesha takia is playing?
Subhadeep asked, do you have a blog!!!!! i didn't know that . Can you send me the link?
suweta15 asked, hi first of all let me wish you all the best
WithinIndia asked, Whether your film will give justice to recent bomb blast of 2006....please comment.
Ankit asked, Why do so called great directors like sanjay leela bhansali, yash chopra, karan johar etc get appreciated for making crap films like DEVDAS, BLACK, VEER ZAARA, KANK etc? Why is it that film makers like Sudhir Mishra, Jahnu Barua etc are ignored by our media?
raminder asked, i have seen ur pirated one many time and i know u r movie is going to be super duper hit
Ajay Ex-Madhav 89 asked, We scindians are proud of you.
abdaal rules asked, Hi Anurag...do u think the victims of the blast have got justice??
kishore asked, Hi Anurag, My Best Wishes to your upcoming movie..
tanvi asked, tell us about your hansraj days.. i used to love you so much
manuj asked, Does we Indians over react on the contemprary controversial topics when catch on the Celluloid?
Noorul Ain asked, Mr. Anurag Who is your best actress in Bollywood ???
apurva asked, When will we get to see panch and gulal?
Ganny asked, Hi Anurag, was it the theme of the movie and its Noir feel that led u to Choosing Indian ocean or just like that?
raminder asked, hi anurag i am very happy that u r movie black friday going to release
vinay asked, were u under political pressure ?
Shweta asked, HI ANURAG PLZ GIVE ME ONE CHANCE IN YOUR FILM.
alok asked, Hi, Anurag r u planning to make any movie on Godhra issue
AnkitJain asked, Hi Anurag, I am a student at UC Berkeley in California and am looking forward to your release of Black Friday this week. I am the directory of an A Cappella Music Group and would love if you listened to our recording while you chatted with users. It is at http://inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/~ankit/UCB-JiyaJale.mp3. What was your biggest challenge making black friday? Thanks, and good luck with everything!
apurva asked, Hi anurag finally your paitent paid off and we will get to see the vision of young talent called ak on big screen.Iam going to see Black Friday on the very first day.
Subhadeep asked, I am a big fan of yours... I wish you all the best ......... I hope you win the Golden Palm at Cannes oneday and make India proud
san asked, hai anurag my qustion is what main purpose of black friday
anahita asked, How did u have da courage to show sumthng like dis just after the blast???? knowing how bad the consequence would be ?
babu asked, hai Anurag, what is ur expectation of new film?
shatrughan asked, hi anurag, i am your great fan and i am eager to catch black friday.i want to ask you one question today movies are going far from real life??why are quality of stories of movies gowning down?its true now bollywood lacking educated persons?
Biplab asked, Hey Anurag We watched ur movie Black Friday couple of years back. Now what's the matter to release the same movie again
Noorul Ain asked, Hello Anurag This Noorul Ain from Jeddah Saudi Arabia
WithinIndia asked, Was there was resistance from Film Industry towards this bold subject movie? Appreciate your reply
Arati asked, Hi Anurag.. I loved Satya and have always wondered why there cannot be another Satya.. I still refer to Manoj Bajpai as Bhikhu Mhatre.. Do masterpieces happen just as simply as most writers claim?
amit999 asked, dont u feel the chase sequence is too long?i mean,u as a director loved it..but i dont think the audience will appreciate it..
tanvi asked, Hi..I was in hansraj college.. your junior.. and had a big crush on you... do you remember me
Ajay Ex-Madhav 89 asked, Hi Anurag! I just wanted to let you know that we Scindians are proud of you....keep the good work up....Ajay Arora Ex-Madhav 89 batch
samrat asked, hi kashyap, how are you? Lots of wishes for black friday.am your junior in hansy and hazarika's batch mate..dont know whether u can remember
anahita asked, I think you have done a superb job..I realy lved da movie.. Congratssssss for making such a real movie, its an eye opening for every one..!!!!!!!!!
vinhayak asked, Hi Anu Can you make film with Madhuri Dixit
Subhadeep asked, The other day I watched a tv program in which you said that Vittorio desica's "ladri de bicyclette" was a turning pt in your life. Do you know that Satyajit Ray was also a very big admirer of the film? Do you follow the works other European film-makers like Bergman, Fellini, Bunuel or tarkovsky?
pranayprasoon asked, IS KK your most favourite actor?
LateshLuhar asked, Is it really Anurag in chatting or anyone else chatting in his name?
Sumit Prasad asked, hi - how are you doing KA
Secular asked, hey anurag i want to write a script for u what should i do ?
Anurag Kashyap says, Hi guys i have to go. Any queries email me on firstname.lastname@example.org