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Anurag Kashyap: I make films to evoke, provoke

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap who has directed the film Mukkabaaz said that the film holds a special place in his heart.

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: June 22, 2018 16:22 IST ]

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap

From Black Friday to Gangs Of Wasseypur to Udta Punjab to Lust Stories, Anurag Kashyap wants to start a conversation on several social issues with his cinema. He said that he makes films to evoke and provoke.

"I always (want my cinema to strike a conversation). I make films to evoke and provoke. And that usually leads to a conversation," Kashyap said.

His project Lust Stories shows stories on love and lust, and has garnered a positive response. The director said that it is time to have "conversations around the subject of sex". 

"It's high time and only natural," he added. He said that his sports film Mukkabaaz -- which deals with the struggle of a boxer and with social issues like caste system, youth politics and the power play of people -- holds a special place in his heart. The film will air on Saturday on &pictures. 

Will he make more films around sports?

"Sports was the canvas for me to tell a story about people. I didn't set out to make a sports film. I'm not looking to make another sports film because I'm bored of its predictable heroic/underdog trajectory. Having said that, if any other story deserves the backdrop of sports, I am more than willing to consider it," he said.

(With IANS Inputs)

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