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anurag kashyapWoohoo! The poster boy of desi indie cinema is going places and how!

The jury list of this year’s Venice Film Festival is out. Two-time Golden Lion and Oscar-winning director Ang Lee will serve as the jury president in the international competition section. He will be joined by French actress Sandrine Bonnaire, Italian film-maker Liliana Cavani, American director Joe Dante, Italian songwriter and singer Luciano Ligabu and our writer/director Anurag Kashyap (Dev D, No Smoking, Black Friday ). 

Aha….finally an Indian name on international film circuit without L’Oreal and other shit! It’s been long.

Venice Film Festival will run from September 2-12. 

anurag kashyapThe name is Kashyap. Anurag Kashyap. He talks the talks much more than walking the talks. But unlike others, he walks too. And this walking and talking has made him the poster boy of indie, intelligent and daring cinema of bollywood. 

The man is much smarter than the filmmaker. He has sold himself, his life, his stories, his thoughts and ofcourse his cinema too. With Dev D’s commercial success, he has proved that intelligent doesnt mean only flop. Now his name symbolises not just his films. Anurag Kashyap, is a brand of cinema now which has a cult following. His  fanboys may be much less in number compared to Shah Rukh Khan’s fans but then how many directors even manages to have fanboys! And his fans can be anything but they cant afford to be dumb. After all, you have to love No Smoking to begin with.

Kashyap will soon be seen presenting True Stories, a film series on real life stories that inspired films, on Fox’s History and Entertainment Channel. Here is the promo for the same. Its looks exciting and we will catch it for sure. But much more interesting is Kashyap in different get ups. Black, white, grey, with and without tie, with and without topi, he looks uncomfortable, and we are ROFL everytime we play the video. Enjoy!

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rajeev khandelwal It was a close call. Sanjay Leela Bhansali was desperate to finalise the lead actor for abhay deolhis next production Chenab Gandhi, to be directed by his assistant Vibhu Puri. First it was Hurman Baweja, then John Abraham and it seems finally Rajeev Khandelwal is in! Though Abhay Deol is still hopeful!

We are ROFL! Wonder why ? Look at the irony of the situation. Rajeev Khandelwal or Abhay Deol – both actors got their big success because of Anurag Kashyap Production (Aamir and Dev D).

And what do you do after you have acted in Anurag kashyap film ? Move to Bhansali school of filmmaking. Whats more interesting, Khandelwal made his mark in the debut film of Raj Kumar Gupta, who was Anurag Kashyap’s assistant. And now its Vibhu Puri, Bhansali’s assitant!

For those of you who dont know the love equation between Anurag Kashyap and Sanjay Leela Bhansali, click here to read the article which started it all. Kashyap’s take on Bhansali’s Black. We love it, but we would like to know what Bhansali thinks of Kashyap’s No Smoking!

And here is our big question – Bhansali, who doesnt watches anyone kind of cinema, to stop himself from getting influnced, finally saw Anurag Kashyap’s films ?

The movie is expected to go on floors in August. Chenab Gandhi is inspired by the story of Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan, India’s freedom fighter who was known as Frontier Gandhi. The movie also stars Amitabh Bachchan and Vidya Balan.