New Delhi, Sep 21 : Gujarati film "The Good Road" has sprinted ahead of "The Lunchbox" as India's entry for the best foreign film at the Oscars. Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is "very disappointed" that his highly rated movie has not made it but he hopes the chosen film makes it to the final five.
Kashyap took to Twitter to share his disappointment soon after the announcement of the country's representative film at the prestigious awards gala was made Saturday evening.
Mumbai, Aug 28 - The wedding of actress Kalki Koechlin and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap was the inspiration for designer Anushree Reddy's collection at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2013 that concluded here Tuesday night.
Reddy revealed that Kalki's wedding inspired her collection for the carefree bride.
"It's really beautiful and I was really touched because she said she was inspired by my own wedding, when she saw such a easy-going bride," the actress said here.
Cannes, May 20 : India's rising star director Anurag Kashyap has complained that filmmakers in in the country still do not enjoy the kind of freedom of space and expression that would allow them to make meaningful films.
"Today, we are forced to treat our audience as children of less than five years and hence we have to only make goody-goody films with a huge dose of escapism. I want to have the option making films that tackle the issues of Indian society head on, rather than being obliged to refer to them in an oblique fashion," Kashyap said at a discussion on the future of Indian cinema at the Cannes Film Festival here.
New Delhi, May 17 : Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap will be conferred with the French honour Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters for his efforts in the promotion of Indian cinema across the globe.
India is the guest country at the ongoing 66th Cannes International Film Festival, which began Wednesday. It celebrates 100 years of Indian cinema.
French Culture Minister, Aurelie Filippetti will confer the Chevalier dans l'ordre des Arts et Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) honour on Kashyap at a ceremony during the Cannes film fest May 20, said a statement.
Mumbai, April 9 : Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's short story in "Bombay Talkies" will have a special song, a kind of tribute to megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who has been regaling Indian audiences for four decades. The song can, in fact, be called the "Bachchan anthem".
"Amitabh Bachchan is an icon in the film industry and has given blockbuster memorable films as his body of work. The song will have a lot of kids, dressed in different avatars donned by Big B over the years in his movies," said a source associated with the project.
New Delhi, March 23 : Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's critically acclaimed two-part series "Gangs Of Wasseypur" will be screened at the ongoing 37th Hong Kong International Film Festival.
The Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadha, Tigmanshu Dhulia and Huma Qureshi-starrer will be screened at the fest March 29.
A documentary on social activist Sampat Pal and her group, Gulabi Gang, will also be screened. Directed by Nistha Jain, the movie will compete in the documentary section.