Renowned for his work on Gangs of Wasseypur (2012), Anurag Kashyap recently engaged in a candid fireside chat with Sandeep Reddy Vanga, the creator of Animal (2023).
Accompanied by three cheerful pictures of their meeting, Kashyap’s Instagram post playfully addressed the ongoing chatter in the film industry and social media regarding Vanga’s controversial film.
Critics lambasted Animal for its perceived misogyny, and Vanga’s seemingly indifferent response drew criticism from notable figures such as Javed ‘Jadoo’ Akhtar, the esteemed writer of Sholay.
Anurag Kashyap, in his post, expressed his eagerness to meet Vanga personally and sought answers to his inquiries.
He lauded the Ranbir Kapoor-Rashmika Mandanna starrer, labeling it the most significant game changer in Hindi cinema in a considerable period. After watching Animal twice, the acclaimed director asserted that its impact on Hindi cinema, whether positive or negative, cannot be ignored.
Showering praise on Vanga, Kashyap remarked that he is currently the most misunderstood, judged, and reviled filmmaker, yet genuinely honest, vulnerable, and endearing. Kashyap emphasized that he doesn’t care about others’ opinions on Vanga or Animal.
The internet has been buzzing with reactions to this newfound camaraderie between Anurag Kashyap and Sandeep Reddy Vanga. While some express disappointment, others remain unfazed.
Know what it feels like?
Your college's favorite professor whose lectures you look forward to attending because he has a great way of teaching…
…is unironically hanging out with college ke bahar wala gunda (who's well known to harass women) and promoting him + his actions. pic.twitter.com/3INjnMR9AA
— Balram Vishwakarma | बलराम विश्वकर्मा (@Balram1801) January 13, 2024