Recently producer Anurag Kashyap was questioned what he would do if his own daughter, Aaliyah, expressed her desire to enter the film industry. Also, Anurag has expressed his opinions on nepotism in Bollywood industry and has been in headlines for a war of words with Kangana Ranaut.
Sharing his opinion on his daughter’s choice to NDTV, he said, “She’s an adult, she has to choose, but definitely she has to learn,”. “She can’t wake up one day and say ‘I want to be an actor’.”
He adds, “If she wants to do it, she has to struggle for it and go and audition for it and win a role somewhere.” The filmmaker said that given his area of expertise, it’s unlikely that he’d be able to write a role for someone like her — an urban kid. He said, “I don’t think I write movies which are so urban where she will fit in. She’s an urban kid, she’s not a street kid like me.”
He also talked about his siblings and accused Salman Khan and his family to sabotage his career. He said, “My brother does not need me,” Anurag said. “Right from the beginning of our lives and our careers, it has been very clear that we will carve our own paths. My brother thinks very differently. We have different political ideologies, we look at cinema differently…”
Why he don’t speak on behalf of his brother, Anurag says, “When I was shooting for Gangs of Wasseypur, the news came out that Arbaaz Khan will direct Dabangg 2. I immediately reacted on Twitter. I was very upset. My brother called me and asked me to delete all the tweets. I deleted all the tweets because my brother said ‘I have chosen not to do Dabangg 2 and you can’t do this, and never interfere with my business’.”
On his controversy of June month, he recalled, “For the media calling me and people who want to ask , treat this as my statement. ‘More than two years ago , Abhinav had told me clearly to stay out of his business and it’s not my place to comment on anything he says or does.’ Thank You.”