Anurag Kashyap has said in a recent interaction that he is the most nepotistic filmmaker in India, adding that he has to know individuals to work with them on a movie. Actress Taapsee Pannu was likewise present in the interaction in which Anurag spoke about nepotism.
In a recent interaction with News 18, Anurag said, “I am the most nepotistic filmmaker in the country. What is nepotism? Okay fine, my daughter is not there in the films but I will not hire somebody who I don’t know. It’s not a camp, it’s not even favouritism. I need to know my people because I trust them. I work with a lot of trust so when I trust someone, it has to be fully there and I trust people that I hire.”
He added, “Who do you trust the most in your (troubled) time? Actually, anybody will trust family, right, so for me my set is like my family. That does exist and ek ke through hi dusra aata hai, woh nepotism hi hai (I hire people through those in my touch. That is nepotism). If my first AD (assistant director) is leaving, I would not know who is a good AD in the market. My AD will give me another AD who is good. If my production designer is leaving, he will give me another production designer.”
Anurag likewise added jokingly that Taapsee is ‘super nepotistic’ and has been attempting to launch her sister Shagun Pannu with actor Kamaal Rashid Khan. Taapsee giggled hard as she added that Shagun is frightened since she got the news and has stopped traveling to Dubai.
Taapsee and Anurag come together for the 2nd time with Dobaaraa. They previously worked together four years ago on the romantic drama Manmarziyaan, which likewise featured Vicky Kaushal and Abhishek Bachchan.