Anurag Kashyap: News

Born on September 10, 1987, Indian film director, writer, editor, producer, and actor Anurag Kashyap has several accolades and awards under his belt. Born in Gorakhpur, he graduated from Hans Raj College in New Delhi. After arriving in Mumbai in 1993, Kashyap had to struggle to make ends meet. In the initial days of his career, Kashyap worked with film director Sriram Raghavan, in a short TV series titled, ‘Auto Narayan’ based on the life of gangster Gowri Shankar, which later got scrapped. He got his breakthrough in 1998 with Ram Gopal Verma’s movie ‘Satya’ as a screenwriter. The movie was critically and commercially lauded, and is considered to be amongst the finest movies of the Indian film industry. Kashyap made his directorial debut with ‘Paanch,' which was based on the 1976 Joshi-Abhyankar serial murder case. The movie ran into trouble with the Central Board of Film Certification over violence, drug abuse and language, depicted in the movie. It was cleared by CBFC in 2003, but it never got a theatrical release due to some problems faced by the producer. Kashyap’s first universally acclaimed movie is ‘Black Friday’ (2004), which was based on Hussain Zaidi’s novel about the 1993 Bombay bombings. As of 2021, Kashyap has directed over 15 movies some of which were blockbuster hits, including ‘Dev.D’ (2009), ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ (2012), and ‘Manmarziyaan’ (2018). He has also directed the Netflix series, ‘Sacred Games.’ He was married to actor Kalki Koechlin (2009-2015). In 2021, the Income Tax Department said that it found tax discrepancies of Rs. 300 crore with his production firm Phantom Films. At least 28 locations in Mumbai and Pune were raided in connection with the case, on March 3, 2021.

09 Jun 2023

Sunny Leone

Sunny Leone speaks about dropping 'adult entertainment industry actor' tag

Sunny Leone has been in the Indian film industry for more than a decade. The actor is currently basking in the glory of her recent success with Anurag Kashyap's Kennedy. Leone has been type-casted in Bollywood and the Kashyap directorial which received a seven-minute-long standing ovation at Cannes, reinvents the actor.

25 May 2023

OTT releases

Anurag Kashyap calls OTT platforms 'colonisers like East India Company'

Anurag Kashyap is the poster boy of indie cinema in India. The director has been opinionated and vocal about his views. Over the years, he has done some stellar films too. With the advent of OTT, there has been an abundance of content globally.

25 May 2023

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes 2023: Sunny Leone's red carpet moment is daring, dramatic

The D-Day for Sunny Leone finally arrived! As she mentioned in her Instagram post, it was the "proudest moment of her career" when, on Wednesday, she walked the red carpet for the midnight premiere of her upcoming film Kennedy.

23 May 2023

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes 2023: Sunny Leone makes a lasting first impression

One of the Cannes debuts that India was eagerly looking forward to, was that of actor Sunny Leone. She is on the French Riviera to attend the Cannes Film Festival 2023 for the screening of her upcoming film Kennedy.

16 May 2023


When Anurag Kashyap lost his cool, abused police

Anurag Kashyap is known for not mincing his words and his unabashed and unapologetic opinions. Recently, actor Abhimanyu Singh recalled an incident from the sets of Gulaal where the adept director lost his cool and ended up having a verbal altercation with a local cop.

15 May 2023

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes 2023: When will Anurag Kashyap's 'Kennedy' be screened

Anurag Kashyap is one of the most prominent faces in world cinema. Over the years, the director has made films that have gained international acclaim and achieved modern classic status. His upcoming directorial Kennedy is set to premiere at the coveted Cannes Film Festival this month.

14 May 2023

Cannes Film Festival

'Kennedy' to 'Agra': Indian films premiering at Cannes Film Festival

The 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival is fast approaching. Ahead of it, Indian films set to be premiered at the event are generating significant buzz.

04 May 2023


Vivek Agnihotri-Sudhir Mishra discuss Anurag Kashyap in upcoming podcast

Vivek Agnihotri and Sudhir Mishra are two filmmakers who appear to be on both ends of the political spectrum. The former has found a kind of fame post The Kashmir Files, whereas the latter is known for making hard-hitting dramas.

17 Apr 2023

Cannes Film Festival

#NewsBytesExplainer: Exploring the different screening sections at Cannes Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival, held annually in Cannes, France, has been going strong since 1946 and is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world.

14 Apr 2023

Sunny Leone

Anurag Kashyap reveals first looks from upcoming directorial 'Kennedy'

Anurag Kashyap revealed the first looks of Rahul Bhat and Sunny Leone from his upcoming directorial Kennedy, a day after the film was selected for a midnight screening at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.

13 Apr 2023

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes 2023: Anurag Kashyap's 'Kennedy' gets midnight screening

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap can rightfully be called one of the veterans of the Cannes Film Festival. Several films by the director have been screened at the prestigious festival in the past.

05 Apr 2023


10 years of Taapsee Pannu: Mapping her 5 best films

Taapsee Pannu made her Bollywood debut with Chashme Baddoor in the year 2013. She was then seen in Baby which then landed her career's breakthrough film, Pink. Today, on April 5, she has completed 10 years in the Hindi film industry.

31 Mar 2023

OTT releases

OTT: Anurag Kashyap's 'Almost Pyaar with DJ Mohabbat' streaming now

Anurag Kashyap is considered to be one of the best filmmakers around the globe. The director is known for his raw storytelling and for making films on human instincts. His recent directorial Almost Pyaar with DJ Mohabbat opened with mixed reviews from critics and viewers.

25 Mar 2023

NewsBytes Exclusive

#NewsBytesExclusive: 'Afwaah' actor Zaan Khan all praise for Sudhir Mishra

He calls himself a director's actor and believes that acting is a process of constant learning.

08 Feb 2023

Jaideep Ahlawat

Happy birthday Jaideep Ahlawat! 5 lesser-known roles you cannot miss

Jaideep Ahlawat is one of the best breakthrough actors in Indian cinema. The FTII graduate leaves a mark with every work. With the advent of OTT, we have seen the actor donning some marvelous roles in works like Paatal Lok and Ajeeb Daastaans, among others.

04 Feb 2023

Box Office Collection

'Almost Pyaar With DJ Mohabbat' fails amid 'Pathaan' box-office rampage

Anurag Kashyap's Almost Pyaar With DJ Mohabbat is the latest Bollywood release that arrived in the theaters on Friday.

03 Feb 2023

Movie Review

Review: 'Almost Pyaar With DJ Mohabbat' lacks 'Anurag Kashyap' element

Anurag Kashyap is looked up as one of the finest filmmakers. Whether it's a film franchise like Gangs of Wasseypur or a romantic drama like Manmarziyaan, Kashyap has entertained with many sharp projects.

02 Feb 2023


Reminiscing 'Manmarziyaan' before Anurag Kashyap comes back with another romantic-drama

Anurag Kashyap, the flagbearer of unconventional storytelling in Hindi cinema is known for his dark and gory films. Hence, when he ventured into the romantic genre, it raised eyebrows. He shattered Bollywood's gold standard of romance with realistic romance in 2018—Manmarziyaan.

01 Feb 2023

Kartik Aaryan

'Shehzada,' 'Selfiee': Every major movie coming in February 2023

The year 2023 was kicked off with an amazing line of titles that grabbed much-needed attention at the box office and the February line-up of movies looks equally enthralling.

30 Jan 2023


Anurag Kashyap recalls refusing to speak with Sushant Singh Rajput

Anurag Kashyap, who is currently gearing up for the release of his upcoming film Almost Pyaar with DJ Mohabba, confessed to getting pangs of guilt for refusing to speak to Sushant Singh Rajput about a project in a recent interview.

29 Jan 2023


Vicky Kaushal's special cameo in 'Almost Pyaar with DJ Mohabbat'

Anurag Kashyap's upcoming directorial Almost Pyaar with DJ Mohabbat is set to hit theatres on February 3.

26 Jan 2023


Roundup: KJo, Anurag Kashyap, Kamal Haasan heap praises on 'Pathaan'

The high-voltage action-drama film Pathaan starring Shah Rukh Khan is receiving astounding reactions from fans, and the film has taken the box office by storm quite literally!

23 Jan 2023


Reminiscing 'Dev.D' amid Anurag Kashyap-Abhay Deol's verbal spat

The quarrel between director Anurag Kashyap and actor Abhay Deol has been making rounds on the internet. This goes back to Kashyap's 2020 interview when he remarked that working with Deol in Dev.D was "painful."

19 Jan 2023

Upcoming Movies

'Almost Pyaar with DJ Mohabbat' trailer features star-crossed lovers' romance

Ahead of its release on February 3, 2023, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has unveiled the trailer of his next directorial Almost Pyaar With DJ Mohabbat.

08 Jan 2023

Bollywood Films

#NewsBytesExplainer: Exploring film noir—meaning; evolution; prominent Hollywood, Bollywood examples

Film noir refers to the kind of movies—usually drama, suspense, or thriller—that explores the moral depravities of its characters and exposes their ulterior motives.

22 Dec 2022

Upcoming Movies

Anurag Kashyap's 'Almost Pyaar with DJ Mohabbat' teases teenage romance

After delivering the critically acclaimed time-travel thriller Dobaaraa earlier this year, Anurag Kashyap is back in the director's chair.

27 Nov 2022


Anurag Kashyap opens up about battling depression, suffering heart attack

Anurag Kashyap recently opened up about his battle with depression, which also led to a heart attack, after the shooting of his film Almost Pyaar with DJ Mohabbat got delayed due to the COVID-19-induced lockdown.

08 Oct 2022

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Priyanka Chopra, Richie Mehta, Anurag Kashyap join Awedacious Originals' slate

In an exciting piece of news, global sensation Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Richie Mehta, and Anurag Kashyap are now part of the upcoming slate of Awedacious Originals.

10 Sep 2022


Birthday special: 5 lesser known facts about filmmaker Anurag Kashyap

A maverick genius known for breaking barriers and constantly experimenting with conventionally risky subjects, Anurag Kashyap boasts a stellar, awe-inspiring oeuvre.

19 Aug 2022

Taapsee Pannu

'Dobaaraa' review: Don't miss out this intelligent, fast-paced adaptation

Taapsee Pannu starrer Dobaaraa was released on Friday.

18 Aug 2022

Taapsee Pannu

Anurag Kashyap has THIS to say about YRF films' failure

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is on a spree to promote his upcoming movie Dobaaraa.

10 Aug 2022

Taapsee Pannu

Nepotism row: Anurag Kashyap calls himself the 'most nepotistic filmmaker'

The word "nepotism" has stuck like a leech to the Hindi film industry.

09 Aug 2022

Nana Patekar

Vicky Kaushal's father Sham Kaushal recalls battle with stomach cancer

Stunt director and actor Vicky Kaushal's father Sham Kaushal opened up about his battle with stomach cancer for the first time since it was diagnosed in 2003.

28 Jul 2022


Happy birthday, Huma Qureshi: Exploring lesser-known facts about the actor

In her short yet significant career, Huma Qureshi has made waves due to her interesting script choices, chemistry with co-actors, and powerful performances.

27 Jul 2022

Shah Rukh Khan

Taapsee's 'Dobaaraa' trailer: Thriller marinated in mystery, suspense, unanswered questions

After earning international acclaim at the London Indian Film Festival and Fantasia Film Festival, Anurag Kashyap's Dobaaraa is set to hit theaters on August 19.

02 Jul 2022

Shah Rukh Khan

Taapsee Pannu's 'Dobaaraa' to be screened at Fantasia Film Festival

Headlined by Taapsee Pannu and helmed by Anurag Kashyap, the upcoming mystery thriller drama Dobaaraa will be screened at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, Canada.

16 Jun 2022


Liked 'Vikram'? Then, you'll love these 5 Tamil action thrillers

Lokesh Kanagaraj-directed Tamil film Vikram hit the big screens earlier this month amid huge expectations and it absolutely lived up to the hype.

12 May 2022


Anurag Kashyap's 'Dobaaraa': Taapsee Pannu-starrer gets a release date

It is well known that Taapsee Pannu has reunited with Anurag Kashyap for a film titled Dobaaraa.

11 May 2022


'Dobaaraa': Anurag Kashyap-directorial to premiere at London Indian Film Festival

Dobaaraa has been chosen as the opening night movie for the 13th edition of London Indian Film Festival (LIFF).

11 Apr 2022

Lock Upp

'Lock Upp': Mandana Karimi shares abortion story; Anurag Kashyap dragged

The recent episodes of the reality show, Lock Upp have raged a storm online.

24 Mar 2022

Shah Rukh Khan

#ThodaRukShahRukh: SRK builds SRK+ hype with new video

Earlier this month, Shah Rukh Khan knocked his fans over by teasing his own OTT platform, SRK+.

17 Jan 2022


'Sacred Games' S03 not happening: Anurag Kashyap criticizes fake casting-call

Bollywood filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has taken to his social media handles to denounce an account that was advertising fake casting calls for Sacred Games season three.

06 Jan 2022

Amrita Puri

'Clean' review: Amrita Puri's new short film promises intense scenes

Amrita Puri and Aisha Ahmed starrer short film, Clean, is now streaming on Amazon miniTV.

16 Dec 2021

Kriti Sanon

#KillBillDesiVersion? Anurag Kashyap set to start next, starring Kriti Sanon

Anurag Kashyap is in the advanced stages of starting his next, the Bollywood filmmaker has revealed.

22 Jun 2021


'Gangs of Wasseypur' turns nine: Here are some unusual facts

Considered to be a modern classic, the first part of Gangs of Wasseypur had released today in 2012.

31 May 2021

John Abraham

World No-Tobacco Day: Revisiting Anurag Kashyap's neo-noir thriller 'No Smoking'

Anurag Kashyap's neo-noir psychological thriller No Smoking didn't click, but the film gave the message it intended to, in a sinister manner.

27 May 2021

Taapsee Pannu

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap undergoes angioplasty; 'recovering well,' he says

Anurag Kashyap underwent angioplasty recently, and is currently recuperating at his Mumbai home.

19 May 2021


Happy Birthday Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Winning hearts with his wise words

Few actors have the ability to completely immerse themselves in their roles and keep the audience intrigued by their mere presence.

06 Mar 2021

Taapsee Pannu

Anurag Kashyap posts message for "haters" after Income Tax raids

After Taapsee Pannu, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has also broken his silence following the Income Tax Department's raids at their properties earlier this week.

06 Mar 2021

Taapsee Pannu

'Not so sasti anymore': Taapsee Pannu on Income Tax raids

Film actor Taapsee Pannu, who recently faced Income Tax raids, has opened up about the three days of search that took place at her properties this week.

05 Mar 2021


I-T Department claims to have proof against Kashyap, Pannu

The Income Tax Department has unearthed irregularities amounting to Rs. 650 crore after it conducted raids at two film production companies, two talent management companies, and properties of a leading actress.

03 Mar 2021


Income Tax raids at Taapsee Pannu, Anurag Kashyap's properties

On Wednesday, the Income Tax Department carried out searches at properties of filmmakers Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, Madhu Mantena, and actress Taapsee Pannu.

27 Feb 2021


Anurag Kashyap's daughter Aaliyah opens up about receiving rape threats

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's daughter Aaliyah Kashyap has written a long post on Instagram opening up about allegedly receiving rape threats on social media.

12 Feb 2021


'Dobaaraa': Anurag Kashyap, Taapsee Pannu announce new movie

After the 2018 romantic drama Manmarziyaan, Anurag Kashyap and Taapsee Pannu are teaming up again, this time for an enticing science-fiction offering titled Dobaaraa.

06 Feb 2021

Abhay Deol

Anurag Kashyap's 'Dev.D' turns 12: Some lesser-known facts

When the task at hand is to adapt a classic like Devdas for modern-day sensibilities, trust the maverick Anurag Kashyap to take the challenge and master it.

27 Jan 2021

AR Rahman

AR Rahman launches new initiative 'Futureproof' to promote Indian talent

Music maestro AR Rahman has launched a new initiative - Futureproof - aimed at presenting the Indian talent to the world.

30 Dec 2020


'AK vs AK': Why Anil Kapoor's wife declined the movie?

Anil Kapoor's latest offering AK vs AK has been receiving rave reviews from critics and viewers.

25 Dec 2020


'AK vs AK' movie review: A crazy meta ride

AK vs AK is a risky experiment.

21 Dec 2020


Payal Ghosh questions police's inaction in rape case against Kashyap

Actor Payal Ghosh, who accused filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of rape earlier this year, has once again raised her voice for justice.

10 Dec 2020


Anil Kapoor apologizes after IAF objects to 'AK vs AK'

On Wednesday, the Indian Air Force (IAF) objected to some scenes of the forthcoming Netflix film AK vs AK citing an 'inaccurate' portrayal of IAF officers, and the usage of 'inappropriate' language.

26 Oct 2020


Actor, who accused Anurag Kashyap of rape, joins Athawale's party

Actor Payal Ghosh on Monday joined Union Minister Ramdas Athawale-led Republican Party of India (A) in Mumbai.

25 Oct 2020

Kangana Ranaut

Hansal Mehta recalls working with Kangana as 'painful'

Currently basking in the tremendous success of his latest web series Scam 1992, Hansal Mehta, in an interview, threw light on his career so far, successes, failures, and good as well as bad memories.

14 Oct 2020


Richa Chadda thrilled as Payal Ghosh tenders apology

Bollywood actor Richa Chadda is ecstatic after Payal Ghosh, who made defamatory remarks against her, tendered an apology.

02 Oct 2020

Sri Lanka

In statement to cops, Kashyap denies allegations of sexual assault

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, in his statement to the police, has denied all allegations of sexual assault leveled against him.

01 Oct 2020

Sexual Assault

Anurag Kashyap questioned by Mumbai Police in rape case

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap today arrived at the Versova Police station to record his statement in connection with a rape case filed against him.

29 Sep 2020

Mumbai Police

Anurag Kashyap to be questioned in sexual assault case

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap will be summoned for questioning by the Mumbai Police in connection with a rape case filed against him by actor Payal Ghosh.

21 Sep 2020


Mumbai film industry kills people, makes them addicts: Roopa Ganguly

Bharatiya Janata Party parliamentarian and actor Roopa Ganguly today alleged that the Mumbai film industry "kills people," and turns them into "drug addicts."

21 Sep 2020


Payal Ghosh to file FIR against Kashyap for sexual assault

Bollywood actor Payal Gosh will file a police complaint against filmmaker Anurag Kashyap for allegedly sexually assaulting her in the past.

20 Sep 2020


Many heroes exploited me too, says Kangana after Payal's allegations

A day after actor Payal Ghosh accused filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of sexual assault, fellow actor Kangana Ranaut has supported her and shared her own ordeal.

20 Sep 2020

Uttar Pradesh

Ravi Kishan responds to Anurag Kashyap's claims of smoking weed

Amid the ongoing controversy about allegations of drug abuse in Bollywood, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap recently claimed that Member of Parliament and actor Ravi Kishan used to smoke weed.

20 Sep 2020

Narendra Modi

"Baseless": Anurag Kashyap responds to sexual harassment allegation

On Saturday, actor Payal Ghosh accused filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of sexually assaulting her in the past. In her tweet, the actor appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his help.

18 Sep 2020


"Go, fight China": Kangana, Anurag's hateful Twitter exchange

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and actor Kangana Ranaut, who were once close friends, spent a good part of yesterday launching attacks at each other on Twitter.

23 Jul 2020


Anurag Kashyap says he is ready to apologize to Kangana

The ongoing infighting among Bollywood celebrities has hit a new high, with the recent, rather bitter episode involving actors Kangana Ranaut, Taapsee Pannu, and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap.

17 Jun 2020

Salman Khan

Will take legal action against Kashyap, says Salman Khan's family

In the wake of Sushant Singh Rajput's tragic death, filmmaker Abhinav Kashyap put a lengthy social media post, thereby claiming that the actor's demise stems from a much bigger problem in the film fraternity.

06 Jun 2020


'Choked' movie review: A rocky and restrained drama on demonetization

Anurag Kashyap's latest film Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai, streaming now on Netflix, marks many a firsts. For instance, it is perhaps the first mainstream movie set against the backdrop of 2016 demonetization drive, and is the director's first full-length feature film for Netflix.

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