Anurag Kashyap is no doubt one of the most famous directors of Bollywood. He has important and hit pieces of work under his belt. From Gangs Of Wasseypur, Lust Stories, Masaan, Bombay Talkies to Queen and many more. Recently, he said something about his recent work 'Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai' which he based on demonetisation. He said it "always had a great idea and a good script, but was missing the "X-factor". He recalled the steps of filmmaking with reference to 'Choked: Paisa Bolta Hai'. It stars Saiyami Kher, Roshan Mathew, Amruta Subhash. It released on 5th June. Kashyap revealed the inner workings of the film.
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 demonetisation. When demonetisation 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"
In 2016, the Indian government decided to demonetise Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes to remove black money and combat financing of terrorism.However, the consequences of the decision was completely opposite. He tried to capture the disruption it caused in everyday life of people.
He said, "The film was always about money and marriage but demonetisation 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 demonetisation. It was always a great idea and a good script, but I felt that there was this X-Factor missing, so when demonetisation came in, it started to make sense,"
The film follows the story about a housewife who finds cash flowing out of her kitchen skin every night and how she decides to support her jobless husband. It is a suspense drama. When asked if he is moving away from his usual filmmaking style he said, "My filmmaking process is also changing, because the last three films I did, the idea originated from somebody else and not me, and that really is a big help sometimes,"