After creating niche audiences with films like "Black Friday", "Dev D", and "That Girl In Yellow Boots", director-producer Anurag Kashyap now targets a larger audience with "Gangs of Wasseypur", which will be premiered at the ongoing 65th Cannes International Film Festival.
Explaining how his film is an out-and-out commercial experience, he said: "For the first time, I have made a film for the masses and we are going to Cannes (with the film). People usually think when a movie goes to Cannes, it is an art movie. We have made a commercial film. It has taken me a lot of years to reach here. When you stop running after a butterfly, it comes and sits... it's the same thing."
"Gangs Of Wasseypur" is a gritty take on the coal mafia and stars Manoj Bajpayee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Syed Zeeshan Quadri and Aditya Kumar.
Kashyap's crime thriller "Peddlers" has also been selected for screenings at the prestigious festival.
The filmmaker is happy with is experiments and choice of cinema.
"It is important for me to know where my audience isIJ What my audience isIJ And what they would like to seeIJ Everyone used to tell me don't do this, don't do that. Today, I realised I was not wrong," he said.
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Tusshar thanks dad for Urdu gyaan
Actor Tusshar Kapoor thanks his father, veteran actor Jeetendra, for making him learn Urdu before joining Bollywood.
"Excited that I could read the Urdu titles of Dilip Saab's 'Insaniyat' on TV, thank my father for making me learn Urdu before I joined films," the 35-year-old tweeted.
Tusshar, who made his acting debut with "Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai" opposite Kareena Kapoor in 2001, will be next seen in "Kya Super Kool Hai Hum".
The sex comedy, a sequel to 2005 release "Kyaa Kool Hai Hum", also stars Riteish Deshmukh, Neha Sharma and Sarah-Jane Dias in pivotal roles.
"The 'Kyaa Superr Kool Hai Hum' family, everyone finally arrives in Goa. last day for the schedule arrives, hope we finish the climax scene nicely! It's been terrific, like always, here in my favourite state..." he tweeted.
The movie is scheduled for a Aug 2 release.
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