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Like to confront dark emotions through my films

Anurag Kashyap

New Delhi: Anurag Kashyap’s fascination for dark subjects is evident from his movies and the filmmaker says he tackles such emotions on screen because normally people don’t like confront it in real life.

Kashyap, 42, who has directed films like ‘Black Friday’, ‘Dev D’, ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ feels the society today has become hypocrite.

“I am attracted to those emotional spaces which we don’t really confront. This is my biggest issue with the world. We ourselves don’t understand our hypocrisy. There is a major reaction to just everything now. First an outrage happens then if it is proved wrong, we go quiet, then some other outrage starts,” Kashyap told PTI during a recent visit.

The director has often been labelled as controversy’s favourite child for his don’t care attitude and frank opinions about the film industry. However, Kashyap says he is not a rebel and his aggressive stance is a way to preserve himself.

“People see me like a rebel but I am not a rebel. I have fought to preserve myself. Whatever I believe in, I fight to preserve it. Many times it goes against the tide. It’s an ongoing battle and it has been on since the beginning of my career,” he said.

Kashyap, who deleted his Twitter account following his outburst after ‘The Lunchbox’ was overlooked to represent India at the Oscars last year, said people are quick to react to issues without knowing the reality.

“It is very easy to go on Twitter. Everyone is vehement to attack someone. There is so much fear of trolls and of people who are randomly attacking you without finding out the truth. Earlier, people used to investigate and then react. Now reaction comes first. That’s why I deleted my Twitter account. I was tired of being quoted out-of-context,” he said.

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