In Talks with : director Anurag Kashyap talks about Raman Raghav 2.O
Updated on: 29 Jun 2016
Views: 191 Was Raman Raghav 2.O a challenging film for you to make, especially after making a huge budget film like Bombay Velvet?
With every film, there are different sets of challenges. With this film, the challenge was to finish it in that kind of a budget and in that kind of time. The challenge was not the other things because I had very good actors and I had a very good team. I just had to finish it in time. Because we had taken on a much larger film in very short time, which we did in a very controlled budget, so there is no way we could have compromise in anything. That was my biggest challenge. Other than that, the challenge was to see if the concept of the film translates to the audience and we have managed to achieve that. How do you see Nawazuddin Siddiqui's journey as an actor?
I'm very happy with his journey because usually, actors who are outsiders lose their momentum soon. I have seen so many actors who couldn't handle the success of one film. Nawaz has only grown from strength to strength. He is very sorted. He knows his place. He has no qualms playing character roles in much larger films because he understands that a Bajrangi Bhaijaan will give him visibility. Raees will give him visibility. He can use that visibility to help and empower a film like Raman Raghav 2.O. He understands that and he has no hesitation in doing that. That's what makes him so successful, which a lot of character artistes never understand. So many actors lost out on great opportunities because their egos about being a great performer were so large. Nawaz is far more intelligent that way.
Do you find any similarities between Nawazuddin and Vicky Kaushal?