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Anurag Kashyap Wanted to be a Scientist and Win Nobel Prize

At the ongoing Jagran film festival, when Anurag Kashyap was asked if he studied Zoology by accident or choice, Anurag said "By choice. It was my childhood fantasy to win Nobel prize. I studied to be a scientist because I wanted to do something like that but then I gave up on that."

  | September 28, 2016 17:29 IST (Mumbai)
Anurag Kashyap

Anurag Kashyap photographed in Mumbai

Highlights

  • Anurag studied Zoology from Delhi with the dream of winning a Nobel prize
  • Anurag got his breakthrough as a co-writer in Ram Gopal Varma's Satya
  • He last directed Raman Raghav 2.0 which released in May this year
He is one of the most noted filmmakers today, but director Anurag Kashyap initially had no plans of entering Bollywood and instead wanted to be a scientist.
Anurag studied Zoology from Delhi with the dream of winning a Nobel prize, but eventually gave it up when he "discovered" cinema.
At the ongoing Jagran film festival, when the director was asked if he studied Zoology by accident or choice, Anurag said "By choice. It was my childhood fantasy to win Nobel prize. I studied to be a scientist because I wanted to do something like that but then I gave up on that."
The filmmaker said though he studied the course, it had no impact on the kind of realistic cinema he is associated with today.
"Till I finished my third year, I had no idea I would come into films. I did not discover cinema until I finished my college," he said.
Anurag, 44, got his breakthrough as a co-writer in Ram Gopal Varma's Satya and revealed that he was so passionate about writing that he used to write for films and daily soaps, without getting paid or given credit.
"I used to get work but not money. It was easy because they knew I would ask neither money nor name. I asked for nothing. I knew someone will come who will say he should get his rightful credit," he said.
"I got my first credit by Hansal Mehta for Jayate and RGV for Satya. Before that I worked a lot. May be the industry knew me because I wrote many blockbusters where my name is not there," he said.
Anurag Kashyap last film as a director was Raman Raghav 2.0 which starred Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Vicky Kaushal.
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