Anurag Kashyap Had Approached Kangana Ranaut For Saand Ki Aankh But She Demanded 'What Is The Need For Two Characters? Make Them One And Young'

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap says Kangana Ranaut didn't sign Saand Ki Aankh because she wanted it to be a solo lead film, along with other conditions.

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Anurag Kashyap Had Approached Kangana Ranaut For Saand Ki Aankh But She Demanded 'What Is The Need For Two Characters? Make Them One And Young'
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, in his recent interview with NDTV, has made some very shocking revelations, in regards to both Sushant Singh Rajput and Kangana Ranaut. As for the latter, Kashyap spilled the beans on how he had first offered his film Saand Ki Aankh, which starred Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar, to Kangana. She, however, wasn't very keen on doing a film with two female leads and insisted on making some big changes. As per Anurag, Kangana wanted it to be a solo lead and revolve around a young character, as she didn't want to play an old woman. However, that didn't happen and the rest, as they say, is history.

Anurag, in his statement, lashed out at Kangana saying that she wants all her films to be about herself. "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?" said Anurag. Not very long ago, he had taken to Twitter and expressed his displeasure on Kangana's controversial interview. Anurag said how he was good friends with a different Kangana and he doesn't like this version of her.

In response to the same, the Queen actress' team lashed out at him by calling him 'mini Mahesh Bhatt' and alleged him of protecting the 'movie mafia'.


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If you all remember, during the release of Saand Ki Aankh, a controversy in regards to casting younger stars for senior roles had taken over the internet. “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??” wrote Rangoli. (ALSO READ - Anurag Kashyap Says Sushant Singh Rajput Chose YRF 3-Film Deal And Karan Johar's Drive Over His Films Because He Wanted 'Validation' From Big Banners)


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