Bollywood Filmmaking icon Anurag Kashyap share his passion to paycheck journey during a free-wheeling chat recently with witty host Cyrus Sahukar at a recent Signature Start Up Masterclass session in Bengaluru.
Signature Start Up Masterclass is a celebration of the real life success stories and provides a unique platform to passionate individuals who are looking for the right inspiration and guidance by giving them an opportunity to hear their icons share the story of how they managed to successfully convert their passion into paycheck.
During the Masterclass session Anurag shared snippets from his childhood and his passion. Born in Varanasi, Anurag did his schooling from Gwalior and continued with BSc. in Zoology from Delhi University. This was followed by many short stints, such as backing off from his admission into the National Institute of Fashion Technology and the Short Service Commission of the Army. In this indecisive phase of his life, Anurag was exposed to the world of International cinema. His love for cinema brought him to Mumbai in 1993 with a handful of money. In the beginning, Kashyap lived in a different friend’s house almost every day or sometimes in a lodging house in Dadar station or in the nooks and crannies of Andheri, on the bad days.
Finally he got a job of writing for the show ‘Superhit Muqabla’, which followed more writing deals. Eventually, he was able to produce his own film ‘Paanch’ in 2000, which couldn’t acquire distributors and is still not released. Recovering from that episode Anurag finally produced his film ‘Black Friday’ in 2007, after suffering legal hassles for two years. After the success of ‘Black Friday’, the industry started taking notice.
With back to back hits, ‘DevD’ in 2008 and ‘Gulal’ in 2009, he joined hands with Guneet Monga to form Anurag Kashyap Films Pvt. Ltd. or as we now know it as Phantom Productions. Anurag Kashyap has truly carved a niche for himself in the Indian film industry and is known to give the Indian audience a deviant experience from regular Bollywood releases.
The evening witnessed a remarkable turnout at The Humming Tree, who were looking for inspiration to turn their passion into paycheck. Following the interactive session, the audience was entertained by a live performance by the band – Lagori.
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