Anurag Kashyap recalls the time he told filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt that he would rather be a carpenter than work with him

Anurag Kashyap also revealed that Pooja Bhatt was incredibly nice and kind to him.
Written By Apoorv Shandilya | Updated: June 15, 2020 09:05 IST
Anurag Kashyap recalls the time he told filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt that he would rather be a carpenter than work with him

Anurag Kashyap isn't one to hold back from expressing his views and opinions about things and people. In a recent interview with Mid day the Gangs of Wasseypur director revealed that working for Mahesh Bhatt was one of the most difficult things he has ever done.
 
Talking about the time when he was just an aspiring writer, Anurag Kashyap recalled an experience with Mahesh Bhatt. He said, “Oh, one of my favourite stories is about Mahesh Bhatt. He happened to me, right before Ram Gopal Varma. He got me to write films. And Mukesh Bhatt (his brother, and producer) was very miserly with money. I was struggling for rent. Pooja Bhatt was the nicest and kindest; I would tell her to talk to her dad.”
 
“Then I just walked up to (Mahesh) Bhatt saab once and said that I’d rather be a carpenter than work in his office. With his brother (Mukesh) around, he didn’t say a word. When I was leaving, he came down, said, ‘Don’t ever change’. And he put Rs 10,000 in my hand. That was big money in 1994-1995,” he added.
 
Anurag Kashyap for one has the best things to say about Pooja Bhatt. When Pooja Bhatt saw Anurag Kashyap's interview Bhatt tweeted writing, “We have shared some wonderful times indeed, thank you for the memories and especially your words! You flooded my heart with warmth and love.” Anurag replied, “You were always the nicest to me in those days.”
 
Anurag Kashyap's latest film, Choked Paisa Bolta Hai is doing rounds on Netflix after premiering earlier.
 
 


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