How an outsider broke into Bollywood

Anurag Kashyap

Internationally acclaimed director Anurag Kashyap talks about his journey into films. When he entered the industry, he had neither connections nor money. He was an anonymous boy in his 20s in a cut-throat environment, with an unconventional view on films. The only way he could survive was to adapt. He was forced to look for new pathways, and today he is credited with breakthroughs in film making, casting, marketing, and distribution. A fascinating account of hard choices!

  • That Girl in Yellow Boots may have missed the masses in India, but not abroad. Roger Ebert, one of the world’s best known film critics, noted in his review, “(Anurag) is said to be a leader of a growing independent film movement in India. I hope it prospers; a film like this provides a radically different view of India than you can find in the pleasures and excesses of Bollywood.”
  • Anurag points to this Twitter controversy in his talk. He did not hold back.

Anurag Kashyap

Bollywood Director

Responsible for the gritting new wave in Indian Cinema, Anurag Kashyap is a writer, director, actor and producer.

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