Patriotism Has Become a Formula: Anurag Kashyap
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap says patriotism has become a formula and a common theme of films.
His forthcoming film Mukkabaaz has layers of sports, nationalism and politics.
Asked if patriotism will overpower the film, Anurag, who launched its trailer here on Thursday, said:
The film's co-producer Aanand L Rai, actors Vineet Kumar Singh, Ravi Kishan and Jimmy Sheirgill were also present at the trailer launch of the film.
Jimmy's character is of a politician in the film who tries to break the boxer's spirit.
Asked if the system plays an important part in the sport industry, Anurag said: "I think we are responsible for the sports scenario today. We can't blame the system for the condition. There is a dialogue in the film where Jimmy says ‘If a film is made on boxing, it will make Rs 40 crore but not even 40 people show up to watch boxing tournaments'."
Anurag, who is the co-writer and director of the film, says he loves to work with new actors.
"I love to work with new actors because I want them to dedicate all their time to me. I know it is a selfish reason but it brings out the best whether it's an actor, a composer or anyone else. I find it best to work with actors who aren't working on any other project," said the "Bombay Velvet" director.
Mukkabaaz is scheduled to release on January 12 next year.