Anurag Kashyap has rarely shied away from expressing his political and social beliefs. Whether it be through his films or simply on social media Kashyap keeps his fans updated. The filmmaker is soon going to release his upcoming film Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai. The film is set in 2016 amid the demonetization crisis when the government of India barred people from using 500 and 1000 rupees notes overnight.
Speaking to IANS Anurag Kashyap opened up about the process of making Choked. He said, "Working on the film was a good process. It was a long wait. It started in 2015 with a script. At that time, there was no demonetization. When demonetization came, it had to be included in the script and we had to rewrite the script. Nihit Bhave kept on. Saiyami Kher came on board in 2017 and Roshan Mathew came on board 2018. We shot the film in 2019."
The Gangs of Wasseypur director also said that Choked is like no other film he has directed before. The film combines the story of love and marriage with politics. Kashyap added saying, "The film was always about money and marriage but demonetization had to become a part of it because when we were shooting the film, it happened. And it was interesting to place the film in that period so that it doesn't remain totally absurd and has much more meaning to it. The film suddenly came together because of demonetization. It was always a great idea and a good script, but I felt that there was this X-Factor missing, so when demonetization came in, it started to make sense."