More than a decade and over a dozen films later, Anurag Kashyap's filmmaking process remains the same - start a movie "blindly" and find it's voice along the way being unsure of the outcome.
Kashyap says he has always tried to find his films in the process. The director says he always gets his films "only at the end of it."
For me, shooting is process of finding my film: Kashyap
"I know a lot of filmmaker friends...who have figured their film out before they go to shoot. For me, shooting is the process of finding my film, my voice, articulating what I am trying to say," Kashyap said.
"I feel 'Oh, this is done!' And...I move on. I always start blind. The only film that I haven't started blind(ly) was 'Bombay Velvet'," he added.
Everything was too prepared: Kashyap on 'Bombay Velvet'
On 'Bombay Velvet', Kashyap said, "Everything was too prepared. First time I worked with an organized AD system and there were proper shoot hours."
Working in a set up like this might make filmmakers constantly question if they're getting it right, but the 'Mukkabaaz' director says, "There's no fear of not getting it right. It's actually what drives us. It's the fuel."
Director is like batsman; must hit ball to boundary: Kashyap
Kashyap believes a director is like a batsman on a pitch required to hit every ball to the boundary.
"The idea is to get all the shots right. Every time, they throw a ball at you, you have to hit. You have to play every ball thrown at you," added Kashyap, who helmed several award-winning features like 'Gangs of Wasseypur' series, 'Gulaal', 'Dev D'.
Kashyap's next, 'Manmarziyaan' releases on September 14
Anurag is currently awaiting the release of his next 'Manmarziyaan'. Written by Kanika Dhillon, the romantic-drama features Taapsee Pannu, Vicky Kaushal, and Abhishek Bachchan. It is set to be released on September 14.