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Anurag Kashyap says Kangana Ranaut wanted Saand Ki Aankh director to change film's plot to solo lead for her

In a recent interview, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap opened up about nepotism in Bollywood and how big stars can empower newcomers. While chatting, Anurag also shared that when Saand Ki Aankh director Tushar Hiranandani approached Kangana Ranaut for the role in the film, she had a condition for it.
Anurag Kashyap says Kangana Ranaut wanted Saand Ki Aankh director to change film's plot to solo lead for herAnurag Kashyap says Kangana Ranaut wanted Saand Ki Aankh director to change film's plot to solo lead for her
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Back in 2019, a film that had become the center of all debates due to the age of the lead stars was Saand Ki Aankh starring Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar. The film was based on the real-life story of shooter dadis played by Taapsee and Bhumi on screen. While many questioned back in 2019 as to why senior stars were not cast in the lead roles, back then it was also revealed by Rangoli Chandel that Kangana Ranaut was also offered Saand Ki Aankh but she did not do it as she wanted a senior star to be cast in the role. Now, in a recent interview, Anurag Kashyap, who produced the film, revealed the story behind it.

In an interview with NDTV, Anurag said that when Tushar Hiranandani offered Kangana the film, she loved the script. Kashyap said that Kangana loved the script so much and that she asked the director to change the plot to a young solo lead film for her. Further, commenting on Kangana and her films, Anurag said that now, all her films have become about herself. He even said that Kangana considers herself a big star but questioned about her empowering people or not. 

Anurag said, “When Saand Ki Aankh script was pitched by Tushar to Kangana, she said the story is great but what is the need for two characters? Make them one and young and I will do it. All her films have now become about herself. She thinks probably that is how stars make films. She is such a big star but is she empowering people?”  Last year, when the debate had begun on social media over the casting of young stars for senior roles in Saand Ki Aankh, Kangana’s sister Rangoli had expressed her thoughts in series of tweets, “It’s heartbreaking to see how our media first killed MeToo in India now making a joke out of feminism, Vikas Bahl and the director of this movie wanted Kangana to do this film, she clearly told them to cast older woman and fight agism and sexism in Bollywood…Even today Kangana feel Ramya Krishnan and Neena Gupta ji would have been a far better option, and they have a great market value, why can’t they be mainstream actresses??”

When Saand Ki Aankh script was pitched by Tushar to Kangana, she said the story is great but what is the need for two characters? Make them one and young and I will do it
Anurag Kashyap

Anurag spoke about Kangana and Saand Ki Aankh debate in the interview in connection to the actress’s stance in the insider-outsider issue in her interviews post Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. Post Sushant’s demise, Kangana released a video and questioned why certain award shows did not recognize his films like Chhichhore and gave all the awards to Gully Boy. Kangana even went onto take a stand for Sushant and has been seeking justice for the late actor post his tragic and untimely demise.

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Anonymous 2 weeks ago

So? Kya guna kar diya bhai?? She told her preferences, it didnt work out..they moved on. Many big actors do it, u also know it, how is it different when kangana does it? and How are big stars like shahrukh, salman, ranbir empowering people?? Y cant u question them?

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

I agree that Kangana used her power to cut a role of anyone dominate her role. She may be under the impression that she carries the film on her shoulders and any hero in her position would make himself more dominant than other roles. But she fails to see that she alone cannot bring block buster. She thinks she can. That is debate for another time. But my question how is it relevant here? Her selfishness to be dominant in a film has nothing to do with her courageousness to fight for a cause. We are with her for a cause. We failed her movies when she was unfair to fellow actors/actresses. We failed her movies because we didn't think that dominance at the cost of others was not acceptable and we showed our decision by avoiding her movies. Now we accept her because her fight was beyond her. Her fight was to change the system. Anurag showed his little wisdom by bringing up purposely something to damage her. We see her in different light now knowing what he had done to Sonu, Hansal Mehta etc. We will fail her movies again if we think she continues her ways to dominate or take credit for someone's work. We continue to support her until we see an alternative with better personality who is also courageous enough to stand alone on one side in the war against whole Bollywood biggies. You, sir, has no brevity in you. You are not match to this lady. So, shut up and disappear in to your cave until new dawn with bright sun light shines on Bollywood darkness.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Abey chup kr buddhe .Waha teri gf tapsee bakwaas kr rhi hai yaha tu bakwaas kr rha hai .Kjo aunty ne zada pese dediya shayad

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Abey anurag buddhe tab kyu na bola ? Ab kya natak kr rha hai .Aaa thuu chamche of kjo

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

this Kangana , AK, RGV ... are all wanabee social or politicial activists .. lets ignore them.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Awesome Anurag ! Aur kholo pol dayan kangane ke. She took everyone for a ride ...for too long now. Kangana - STOP YOUR UTTER NONSENSE

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

You stop your utter nonsesne Tapsee aunty and suara

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Kangana is no meena kumari, nutan, mumtaz, waheeda, hema, or kajol. She is at best an OK actress who delivers wth a strong director. Where are her hits after queen and TWM?

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Are are anuraagji!! Kangana and her team have said on twitter that someone is twisting the facts here. Knew this kashyap guy was supporting his babes by attacking and lynching kangana. Disgraceful vendetta personified people.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Agye chamche .Anurag his gf taapsee and many other are here to fight langana by blaming and saying nonsense.You wont win losers .Jaake kehdo apne karan aunty se ki vo jeet nahi payega

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Kangana's style is to scandalize; anything she has a narrative about is scandalized..e.g. Sonu, SSR and now Taapsee. Are these people Bollywood-Insiders? Kangana is out for herself, and she is simply a SCANDALOUS MESS..

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

So thats the problem. these people have problems with outsiders asking for the roles they want. kangana didnt ruin the career of thw director because she did not get what she wanted to be a part of the movie she did not want to do two heroins movie, how is that so diffetent?

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Anurag Kashyap has lost it... Kangana asked for what she wanted, did not get it, simple. get a life needy anurag.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Anurag wants kjo or yrf to launch his ugly daughter hence he is being so desperate

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

This hypocrite didn’t stand for his brother ! Desperate man !

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

What do u mean ugly daughter? Dont lower the argument.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

But he has no problem with the kapoors the khans cheapRanveer Karanalia and all his gang doing this just a problem with Kangana no one else sir bye NEXT

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

You cheap. Your entire family cheap. Phuk off

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Wow — Kangana could have been a bigger star but now she is just a drama queen. Her talent is immense though but it’s gone. What’s the use of talent when your mind betrays you... reminds me of Anakin Skywalker

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Kangana's powerful Melodrama will continue. She forgot acting when stardom got to her head

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Her talent is gone lol one more dumb on the list you are used with mediocrity Go and watch nepokids You you will lose your money but Kangana powerful acting will continue Idiot !

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Anurag Sir why don't you fight for your brothers right ie Abinav (Dabang diresctor) against Salman...you were also suppose to direct Tere Naam but Salman threw you out..talk about it na

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

His brother told him not to talk/support him. So he is throwing all his itsy bitsy knowledge about everyone in BW (except brother) in public domain now.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

That's actually a great suggestion by Kangana. Bhumi could have pulled the movie better by herself, she was so good. Tapsee was unanimously criticized for her bad acting and was more of an eye sore through the film. The film flopped despite hype to 23 crores only which is disastrous for a festive release. Anuraag is a jilted jealous man.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Kangana was suggesting a single role for herself. when that did not work out she and her good for nothing sister started bad mouthing the move over ageism.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Exactly it was Bhumi's movie out and out. taapsee was below average.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Exactly. Bhumi was brillant and wanted to see more of her than tapsee who was not apt for this role and look like she was trying hard.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Say that about salman khan who replaced every artists by his close people and ensure he is the main character.Oops forgot that he did not even take his brother side when he lashed out at khan, and will never take any big names because he wants to be in their good books forever so that he can co produce next films with KJO.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

There are two sides to a story, don't bash Kashyap if he told his side of story.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

thats the most absurd takeaway you could take from the excerpt. Sheep!

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

lol frustrated kangana. She can't shut up but wants the whole world to shut up.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

First learn to express yourself, learn how to spell! Your level is just as low as your idol, Kangan Ranaut is classless and cheap and so are all her supporters, money can not buy class! Period.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Shut up bech

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Shut up dumb !

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

oh he is attacking kangana to defend tapasee. and he is attacking SSR to defend KJO.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Why can she not suggest this?? Hrithik is doing 4 roles in new Krish because papa's paying for it.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

yaar, tumhari drama queen much bhi galat kar sakti hai kya? woh bole to say sahi, yehi koi our bolta to paap hota

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

What is he trying to say honestly??? All make stars change the complete script around them and make it about them...Bollywood for 2 decades made movies that only revolves around Big B bashing up goons! Today if Kangana is speaking her mind, and looking to do movies where she’s central to the plot like Salman or Aamir what’s wrong? Has Anurag ever questioned Salman about empowering or Aamir or Hrithik? Why all questions and expectations only to Kangana? Kangana made a movie and hired regional talent and newcomers, what about that?!

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Yes She is far better talented artist than you .So shut it Anurag

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

lol frustrated kangana. She can't shut up but wants the whole world to shut up.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

Ah well okay...all the khans roshans akhtars do the demand of script change. No big deal

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

It was a shi* plot! You are b graders anurag - keep trying hard yo paint she is a soloist. In panga & JHK all actors got their due so shut up!

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

true saand ki aankh should have been a solo heroine movie with bhumi. tapasee ruined it.

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

So glad Kangana did not do it, it was a super flop movie with mediocre acting by two flop actresses, they did not do any justice to older character, why take younger people to play old, when there are so. Many talented older actors, so glad it flopped..

Anonymous 2 weeks ago

They should have just given the role to bhumi. That pandu lady killed the movie with her terrible acting and wannabe expressions.

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