Gangs Of Wasseypur

Gangs Of Wasseypur

Gangs Of Wasseypur

  • Release Date

  • May 2012
  • Genre

  • Crime
  • Producer

  • Anurag Kashyap
  • Sunil Bohra
  • Star Cast
  • Manoj Bajpai
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui
  • Piyush Mishra
  • Shabana Azmi
  • Reema Sen


Bollywood Chaska News Network,IST 10:55AM, January 8th

With movies like BLACK FRIDAY, NO SMOKING and DEV D, Anurag Kashyap has proved one thing, that he is not a normal everyday Bollywood director. His preference for dark movies is immense and he will continue making them until he is in this industry. And for such a unique director it was obvious to cast unique people for his films. That’s exactly what Anurag would be seen doing in his next film GANGS OF WASSEYPUR, now being shot in Varanasi.

The film is an out and out political film probably based on the real life story of Bihar’s charge-sheeted politician Surajbhan Singh, wanted for several alleged crimes and convicted in 2008 for murder. The movie would be based completely in the northern belt of Bihar and the characters too would be dressed up as politicians and people there.Anurag has supposedly signed in actor and friend Manoj Bajpai and surprise package Director Tigmanshu Dhulia, playing the role of Surajbhan Singh.Asked about his transition from direction to acting, Tigmanshu says “I don’t know why Anurag thought of me for the main villain’s role. Maybe I look evil. I am a trained actor from the National School of  Drama. But I hadn’t done any acting for twenty years. I thought I was bad actor, until last year when I acted in a diploma film for Subhash Ghai’s Whistling Woods acting school. It was then that I thought arrey yaar main acting kar sakta hoon.” Coincidentally, Anurag Kashyap’s offer came along. “It’s a major role. Anurag’s film is in two parts. And I am in both. Maybe one of my temptations to take up the offer was the fact that I am very familiar with the North Indian Bihar-UP belt.”Asked about his feelings on enacting the dreaded politician Surajbhan Singh he aptly replies “So I’ve heard. But I’ve not copied Surajbhan Singh. I am dressed like a Bihari politician in Dhoti-Kurta. But I haven’t copied anyone. I’m playing the part in a very subtle style with dark shades. I am not doing over-the-top villainy.”

What is interesting to note is the growing trend of Directors putting own their hats and embracing acting. It all probably started with Farah Akhtar who did ROCK ON and then Anurag Kashyap did small roles in films like Zoya Akhtar’s Luck By Chance and Sudhir Mishra’s Tera Kya Hoga Johnny.” Who do you think the next director would be in Bollywood to embrace acting?