Anurag Kashyap is undeniably one of the most important filmmakers in Bollywood today. His films are known for being dark and grounded in reality unlike most mainstream films and he also prefers casting skilled but underrated actors. However, in a recent chat with News18, Anurag said he is one of the most nepotistic directors in the industry.
He said: “I’m the most nepotistic filmmaker in the country. What is nepotism? Okay, my daughter isn’t there in the movies but I won’t hire someone I don’t I don’t know. It’s not a camp, it’s not even favoritism. I need to know my people because I trust them.
Anurag added: “I work with a lot of trust so when I trust someone it has to be all there and I trust the people I hire. Who do you trust the most during your period ( In fact, anyone will trust family, it’s true, so for me my set is like my family. Ek ke through hi dusra aata hai, woh nepotism hi hai.
Extrapolating his point with an example, Anurag shared, “If my first DA leaves and because he’s going to become a filmmaker, I don’t know who is a good first DA in the market, so this first DA will give me another first AD before they left. So what do you call it, it’s nepotism.