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EXCLUSIVE! Taapsee Pannu: "Anurag Kashyap knows that I do not like all his films"

Taapsee Pannu seems to have become a favourite with our filmmakers, especially Anurag Kashyap. Her working relationship with the filmmaker began with Manmarziyaan last year. Today Tapsee and Anurag has become a credible combination.

Talking about her association with him, she said, “It began with Marmarziyaan. It is strange because, honestly, I am not a big fan of Anurag Kashyap’s films, and he knows it. I do not watch gritty, dark films. Anurag’s films belong to a different kind of ‘dark’. His films are very different. I am a huge fan of a few of his films. I whistled and clapped during Dev D. I liked Gangs Of Wasseypur. I have watched Ugly, which I honestly did not mind.”

She added, “He knows that I do not like all his films and I know that he does not like all my films. I really connect with him as a person. He is a great friend to have. We connect at the level where we know that we both can be brutally honest with each other. We prefer to do away with the baggage of pretense and just be ourselves.”

Taapsee will be seen collaborating with Anurag yet again for a yet-to-be supernatural thriller. She revealed that she will be working with him on many more projects eventually. “You will see us together many a times. But every time we come together, it will be for a film that we both believe in equally, even though we might not be in 100 per cent in sync with each other’s film choices all the time,” she said.

Talking about their bittersweet equation, she stated, “He might be right or wrong while saying or doing a lot of things and I might not agree with him but he is honest and will not present a different picture, which is very rare in today’s times. Everyone wants to look right, like the perfect person. He does not feel the need to do that. He believes, ‘Wrong or right, this is how I am.’ So am I. That is where we connect. In some places, we connect creatively and hence we end up working together.”

The filmmaker presented her recent trilingual release, Game Over. He is also the producer and creative producer of Saand Ki Aankh, starring Taapsee and Bhumi Pednekar, which is creating quite a buzz.

Well, we cannot wait for the duo to give us many more memorable films together. Stay tuned to Box Office India for more updates.

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