Anurag Kashyap, an alumnus of Hansraj College, paid a visit to Delhi University on Monday. The filmmaker who appeals to the youth on a whole different level got candid with the students of Hindu College as he spoke to them about his college days, the film industry et al.
Taar Bijli Se Patle Hamare Piya, a song from director-producer Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur was on loop at Hindu College as he entered the campus to meet the students, reports Hindustan Times.
“Maza aa raha hai, bahut yaadein judi hui hai is jagah se,” said Kashyap.
He revealed that he wanted to be a scientist but things took a different turn when he met director Imtiaz Ali, a Hindu College graduate. Narrating this throwback tale, Kashyap said, “It was Imtiaz and Sunit, another friend from Ramjas who inculcated the love of theatre in me. He had a theatre group in Hindu (referring to Ibtida, the dram soc of Hindu college). Main uske peeche ghoomta tha acting ke liye and in 1993, we planned to move to Mumbai.”
Speaking about his love life (or the lack of it) during his college days, he recollected the story of a time when he began to hate Arjun Rampal. Explaining this he said, “There was this girl from Miranda who ditched me for Arjun (actor Arjun Rampal) and I hated him for seven years.”
In a rather surprising confession, Kashyap said that, “It was during my college days that I wrote the black and white sequence of the movie Raman Raghav. But I was an introvert and kept my work to myself. In fact, Sunit had saved my work.” Guess we can all finally feel at peace with our insecurities because it clearly, is never too late!
As pointed out by Hindustan Times, the filmmaker, who has a penchant for offbeat films, has faced censorship in most of his early movies such as Paanch and Black Friday. So, when the students wanted to know his views regarding the same, Kashyap remarked that, “Censorship changes with whoever is leading it. According to them, our audience is not ready for such content and we always say ki hamari audience bachche nahi hain. They know what they are watching.”
But that is not all. Prior to his scheduled visit to Hindu, Kashyap had given the students of his alma mater, Hansraj College, a surprise visit at around 8:30 AM! Speaking to Times of India, Shridhar Kumar Singh, a third year hosteller, said, “I was in the hostel when he came. He went to his old room, sat there for some time and spoke to us about his hostel days. He told us that the condition of the rooms was better now than during his time. He also told us that back in those days, they could get anyone into their rooms from the college.”
With this in addition to Piyush Mishra coming to Shaheed Bhagat Singh College (read about it here) a while ago, Delhi University seems to be having a good, good time!