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.


08 Jul 2024

Aaliyah kashyap

'Refused to attend Ambani wedding; it's a circus': Aaliyah Kashyap

Every celebrity in India currently seems eager to attend the grand wedding of billionaire heir Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant—whether they have an invitation or not.

08 Jul 2024


Vijay Sethupathi's 'Maharaja' set for Netflix release on this date

The Tamil film Maharaja, featuring Vijay Sethupathi, has garnered over ₹65 crore since its June 14, 2024 release.

05 Jul 2024

Huma Qureshi

Nawazuddin Siddiqui almost walked away from 'Gangs of Wasseypur'

In a recent interview with IndiaToday, acclaimed actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui shared his initial skepticism toward the script of his career-best film Gangs of Wasseypur, dismissing it as "bakwas" (nonsense).

29 Jun 2024

Gulshan Devaiah

Why John Abraham rejected Anurag Kashyap's movie about bad actor

Acclaimed filmmaker Anurag Kashyap recently shared an intriguing anecdote about a film role he proposed to actor John Abraham.

29 Jun 2024

Saudi Arabia

Anurag Kashyap spent a night in lock-up for this reason

In a recent interview with Samay Raina on his YouTube channel, renowned Indian filmmaker Anurag Kashyap disclosed a transformative experience from his past.

22 Jun 2024


Anurag Kashyap defends Sandeep Vanga; calls out bias against Ranbir

When filmmaker Anurag Kashyap posted a photo with Animal director Sandeep Reddy Vanga, calling him a "misunderstood" filmmaker, it shocked many on social media.

21 Jun 2024

Abhay Deol

Anurag Kashyap-Abhay Deol rift: Director says 'too much truth there'

In a recent interview, acclaimed filmmaker and actor Anurag Kashyap discussed his strained relationships with actors Abhay Deol and Pankaj Jha.

19 Jun 2024

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

'We aren't friends': Nawazuddin Siddiqui clarifies relationship with Anurag Kashyap

In a recent interview with Indian Express, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui spilled the beans on his relationship with filmmaker Anurag Kashyap.

15 Jun 2024

Box Office

Box office: Vijay Sethupathi's 'Maharaja' makes strong debut with ₹4.50cr

The action-thriller Maharaja, featuring Vijay Sethupathi and Anurag Kashyap, made a robust debut at the box office, raking in a staggering ₹4.50cr on its opening day on Friday.

15 Jun 2024

Gulshan Devaiah

Anurag Kashyap reveals being 'ghosted' by two actors he launched

Renowned filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, celebrated for his cult classics like Black Friday and Gangs of Wasseypur, recently disclosed that two actors he launched have ceased communication with him.

14 Jun 2024

Cannes Film Festival

Anurag Kashyap reveals Christopher Nolan's ordeal while shooting in India

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap does not mince his words.

11 Jun 2024

Abhay Deol

Anurag Kashyap fires back at Abhay Deol's 'Dev.D' criticism

Renowned filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has addressed actor Abhay Deol's recent critique of their joint venture, Dev.D.

10 Jun 2024

Cannes Film Festival

Anurag Kashyap criticizes India's lack of support for independent cinema

Acclaimed filmmaker Anurag Kashyap has vehemently expressed dissatisfaction with the Indian government's lack of support for independent cinema.

07 Jun 2024

Disney+ Hotstar

'Bad Cop' trailer: Anurag Kashyap, Gulshan Devaiah promise suspense, entertainment 

Disney+ Hotstar released the trailer for its upcoming crime thriller series, Bad Cop, on Friday.

05 Jun 2024

Shah Rukh Khan

'Impossible to make film with Shah Rukh Khan': Anurag Kashyap 

Renowned filmmaker Anurag Kashyap recently revealed his hesitation to collaborate with superstar Shah Rukh Khan, attributing it to the immense pressure from fans of big stars.

05 Jun 2024


Zoya Hussain lost roles due to less social media followers

Zoya Hussain, acclaimed for her performance in Anurag Kashyap's Mukkabaaz, has made a shocking revelation: she was "dropped" from certain projects due to her "limited" Instagram followers.

02 Jun 2024

Cannes Film Festival

Sunny Leone says 'Kennedy' will release on OTT 'very soon'

Sunny Leone, the co-lead actor in the film Kennedy, has spoken about the film's possible release in India.

31 May 2024

Disney+ Hotstar

Anurag Kashyap, Gulshan Devaiah star in Disney+ Hotstar's 'Bad Cop'

Acclaimed filmmaker and actor Anurag Kashyap alongside actor Gulshan Devaiah are set to star in the new Disney+ Hotstar series Bad Cop.

19 May 2024

Bobby Deol

Sanya Malhotra, Saba Azad join Bobby in Anurag Kashyap's next

Anurag Kashyap has reportedly commenced shooting for his latest thriller in Mumbai, with Bobby Deol in the lead role.

19 May 2024

Naseeruddin Shah

Naseeruddin Shah expresses interest in headlining religion-themed 'courageous' film

Veteran Indian actor Naseeruddin Shah has expressed his desire to participate in a film that boldly addresses religious themes.

10 May 2024

Vijay Sethupathi

Tarsem Singh's 'Dear Jassi' to open LA's Indian Film Festival 

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) has chosen Tarsem Singh's Dear Jassi as its opening film.

08 Apr 2024

Bobby Deol

Anurag Kashyap to direct Bobby Deol in a thriller: Report

In the second innings of his career, Bobby Deol has captured attention with his standout performances in Animal and the web series Aashram, among other projects.

25 Mar 2024

Himanshu Sharma

Taapsee Pannu-Mathias Boe wedding: 'Thappad' actor Pavail Gulati drops hint

Reports are rife that Bollywood actor Taapsee Pannu and Olympic medalist Mathias Boe tied the knot on Saturday (March 23), in the picturesque city of Udaipur.

23 Mar 2024


Here's how much Anurag Kashyap will charge for mentoring

Acclaimed filmmaker Anurag Kashyap announced on Saturday his decision to implement a consultation fee for meetings with newcomers.

08 Feb 2024

Happy Birthday

Jaideep Ahlawat's birthday: Looking back at actor's early career highlights

Jaideep Ahlawat had aspirations of joining the Indian Army, but the call to act changed his destiny!

06 Feb 2024


Anurag Kashyap to direct Saiyami Kher in his next: Report

Anurag Kashyap is a generation-defining filmmaker and over the years, his work on celluloid has evolved. His recent work Kennedy garnered him international praise and the hype surrounding his upcoming directorial is at a peak.

13 Jan 2024

Sandeep Reddy Vanga

'Misunderstood, judged': Anurag Kashyap praises Sandeep Reddy Vanga, 'Animal'

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap took to Instagram to heap praise on director Sandeep Reddy Vanga and his latest and controversial film, Animal, on Friday.

10 Jan 2024

Happy Birthday

Kalki Kanmani's birthday special: Celebrating actor's rule-breaking roles in Bollywood

Born in Pondicherry to French parents, Kalki Kanmani has gone through a long journey of gaining acceptance from audiences regarding her "Indianness."

30 Dec 2023

Sacred Games

'My identity today': Rajshri Deshpande on 'Sacred Games' initmate scene

Rajshri Deshpande, known for her role as Subhadra in the Netflix crime drama series Sacred Games, has opened up about her intimate scene in the show.

05 Dec 2023

Film Festival

'Kennedy' to 'Chalchitra Ekhon': Most-anticipated films at KIFF 2023

Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) has returned for its 29th season and the City of Joy is all decked up to witness some amazing cinema!

04 Dec 2023


Films either provoke or evoke: Anurag Kashyap on 'Animal' outrage

Sandeep Reddy Vanga is continuing his streak of commercial successes and critical failures.

03 Oct 2023

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

What does Anurag Kashyap mean by 'zamindari' system in Bollywood

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap believes that Bollywood exhibits a "sense of ownership and wanting to own people."

02 Oct 2023

Tamil Cinema

Vijay Sethupathi unveils Anurag Kashyap-Sundar C's 'One 2 One' poster

Renowned directors Sundar C and Anurag Kashyap are teaming up for the upcoming Tamil action thriller One 2 One!

01 Oct 2023


'Bebaak' on JioCinema review: Fiery feminist tale takes down patriarchy

The short film Bebaak on JioCinema—directed by Shazia Iqbal and co-produced by Anurag Kashyap—is a fiery feminist tale.

15 Sep 2023

Amazon Prime Video

Liked 'Bambai Meri Jaan'? Check out these titles next

Excel Entertainment's series Bambai Meri Jaan, starring Kay Kay Menon, Avinash Tiwary, Kritika Kamra, and Amyra Dastur, has begun streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

10 Sep 2023

Happy Birthday

Anurag Kashyap's 51st birthday: Looking at celebrated director's acting roles

Auteur Anurag Kashyap's niche filmmaking style has accorded him a distinctive position in Indian cinema.

23 Aug 2023

OTT releases

Nawazuddin Siddiqui projects dark-yet-elegant shades in 'Haddi' trailer

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one of the most adept actors in Bollywood and is known for his dynamic range. His upcoming film Haddi has been in the buzz for quite some time, as he is set to don a transgender character for the first time.

04 Aug 2023

Bollywood Life

Aaliyah Kashyap throws grand engagement party in Mumbai, shares pics

Aaliyah Kashyap announced her engagement to long-time beau Shane Gregoire some time back and recently, the couple hosted a grand engagement party in Mumbai.

26 Jul 2023


Kalki Kanmani, Deepti Naval's 'GoldFish' gets a release date

Ardent cinephiles were eagerly waiting for Kalki Kanmani's upcoming film GoldFish. After a successful festival run, the drama is finally set for a theatrical release in India.

16 Jul 2023

Vikramaditya Motwane

#13YearsOfUdaan: Revisiting Vikramaditya Motwane's riveting story of dreams, rebellion

Filmmaker Vikramaditya Motwane's fiery directorial debut, Udaan—which stands out as one of the few Indian films that courageously delved into the mental struggles of a teenager—celebrates its 13th anniversary on Sunday (July 16).

04 Jul 2023

Tamil Cinema

Anurag Kashyap to star in 'Thalapathy' Vijay's 'Leo'

Thalapathy Vijay's upcoming film Leo is getting bigger day by day. From a magnificent star cast to being a part of Lokesh Cinematic Universe, Leo is unstoppable.

03 Jul 2023

Bollywood Films

25 years of 'Satya': Gangster drama's momentous contribution to industry

Ram Gopal Varma's quintessential gangster drama film Satya was released on this day 25 years ago!

26 Jun 2023

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja

'Blind' poster out: Premiere date, premise, cast, everything to know

After her maternity break, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja is gearing up to make her digital debut with the upcoming thriller, titled Blind.

14 Jun 2023


Sanjay Leela Bhansali confirms Abhishek Bachchan in Sahir Ludhianvi biopic

Sanjay Leela Bhansali is one of the most renowned auteurs in the world, known for his distinct style of storytelling. The filmmaker is known for tapping the unexplored potential of various actors.

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.