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The producer of Udaan, Anurag Kashyap, goes public with an intimate letter he wrote to his parents years ago, explaining why he was forced to leave home
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; July 06, 2010)
Anurag Kashyap has decided to bare it all. To promote his film Udaan, which deals with a very sensitive relationship between a father and son and their issues that creep up as differences, he has come up with a rather difficult-to-execute idea. Incidentally, Anurag had also left home way back in 1993, to pursue his dreams.
He had written a very intimate letter then to his parents, explaining his grievances against them, which forced him to leave home.
Since the broad theme of Udaan has some autobiographical resonance for him, Anurag has now decided to reveal the letter, to everyone.
He believes that this letter would send the message of his film to a much wider audience. Anurag plans to first release the letter on his Facebook wall and then use it for other promotional purposes.A still from Udaan
A close friend of Anurag’s said, “Anurag left his parents’ house in Varanasi in 1993 and wrote a seven-page letter in Hindi to his mother and father.
He basically wanted to tell them that the reason why he left home was that he wanted freedom from them, from society and its norms. He wanted to be free to pursue his dreams. Anurag wanted to come to Mumbai and work in the television industry.
He was upset that his family and other More >
Nitin Yeshwantrao | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; January 30, 2010)
Thane: The Shiv Sena’s Thane unit on Friday ordered a ban on all Shah Rukh Khan movies in the city and “appealed’’ to owners of multiplex and single-screen theatres not to put up posters of the actor and his next release, My Name Is Khan.
Sena leader and local MLA Eknath Shinde, who led a group of sainiks to Eternity Mall in Thane on Friday, said the star owed an apology to the nation and their party chief Bal Thackeray for his remarks on the exclusion of Pakistan players from the IPL-3.
Shiv Sena mouthpiece, Saamna, has carried an article expressing resentment against Shah Rukh—owner of Kolkata Knight Riders—for his reported statement in favour of Pakistani cricketers. The mouthpiece also criticised the actor for his objection to Bal Thackeray’s opposition to Australian cricketers; the leader wanted a ban on the Aussies in Mumbai following the attacks on Indians in Australia.
“Balasaheb had opposed the entry of Australians to the state to protest against the attacks on Indians in Melbourne. As a nationalist, he echoed the sentiment of scores of Indians. For Khan, however, all this is a business deal and about more profits. But we will not allow Australians to play in the state,’’ Shinde said.
Shah Rukh was not available for comment.
The Kolkota Knight Riders owner had expressed More >