Anurag Kashyap opened up in regards to the recommendation Shah Rukh Khan gave him in a current interview. The filmmaker mentioned, Shah Rukh, who’s his senior from Hansraj College, Delhi, informed him ‘why he mustn’t say somethings’, and even requested him to ‘not be on Twitter’. Just a few years in the past, amid the conflict between college students and police at Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, over the Citizenship Amendment Act, Anurag had taken a break from Twitter. Also learn: Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan began a revolution in India, says Anurag Kashyap
In his current interview, Anurag mentioned Shah Rukh was ‘like an enormous brother’, who retains telling him ‘what he should not do’. He additionally mentioned that the actor has ‘given up on him’. Anurag Kashyap, who has been praising Shah Rukh’s Pathaan in current interviews and on social media, additional mentioned the actor thinks he ‘does not understand things’.
“Woh to mere college ke senior hain. Unka phone ata hai toh main phone attend karne ke liye khada ho jata hoon (Shah Rukh is my senior from college, I stand up and take his call, whenever he calls me)… He has given up on me. Unko lagta hai ki mujhe kuch samajh nahi ayega, mera kuch nahi ho sakta (Shah Rukh thinks I do not understand things). He is like a big brother, who keeps telling me what I must not do. He told me why I should not say somethings, why should I not be on Twitter,” Anurag mentioned in an interview to Unfiltered By Samdish.
Further talking about his affiliation with Shah Rukh, and why he has prevented working with the actor on a venture, Anurag mentioned, “Mere ko har cheeze ke bare mein bola unhone, filmein bhi. Pehle Asoka ayi thi mere paas likne ke liye. Unke bohut sare aese projects ate then, par main tabhi se thoda avoid karta tha. Woh Shah Rukh Khan hai, unka ek stardom hai, ek worldview hai. Main jaisi film banana chahta hoon, mujhe wahi banana hai. It is not just him, everybody, who cares about me, wants me to see life the way they see it. Aap bole na saving nahi karte ho, practical kyun nahi hote ho, everything that a normal person should do or must do in the eyes of the world, woh (Shah Rukh) bhi waise hai, sab waise hai. Mujhe waise jena hi nahi hai (Shah Rukh has given me advice on many things, A lot of his films were first offered to me as a write, including Asoka. But I have always avoided them as Shah Rukh has a worldview, stardom, and I cannot make films that do him justice. I want to make films my way. Like others, who care for me and want me to save money or become more practical, Shah Rukh, too, has tried, but I want to live my life my way)…”
In an earlier interview, Anurag had mentioned that at the moment there’s a ‘kranti (revolution) happening in Indian cinema halls’ due to Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan, which has damaged many field workplace information because it was launched on January 25. In a current chat with RJ Stutee on Hindustan Times’ celeb discuss present Aur Batao, Anurag had mentioned the viewers had stormed theatres to observe Pathaan, which was launched after going through ban and boycott calls.