Anurag Kashyap says he doesn’t want to make a career as an actor

Anurag Kashyap is getting amazing response for his performance in Sonakshi Sinha starrer ‘Akira’. Well, we feel that he is one of the best elements of the film. However, the actor-director says that he doesn’t want to make a career as an actor.

Anurag told a news agency, “I will act only if I get enough money, otherwise I don’t have any intention to act. I will do acting only if the role is good or someone gives me obscene amount of money that solves my other problems.”

“I don’t want to make a career as an actor. I don’t mind acting, but my focus is on my films. To take up more offers, I should have time and when I have time, the story and the role have to be good,” he added.

  • The ‘Bombay Velvet’ director has done a lot of theatre, but he thinks acting in films is different as it requires a longer commitment. Anurag said, “I don’t get nervous, but it’s a longer commitment. I am scared of making longer commitments. It is not that the work (acting) will get over in 15 days, but then there is dubbing and promotions that you have to do, so, you have to relive your character again.”

    Anurag realised that actors are disciplined and he feels he doesn’t have that discipline. The 43-year-old filmmaker said, “Theatre is an actor’s medium. You just go on stage and it’s done in one take, while for films you work for days or months. Who will maintain continuity for four months? I don’t think I have the discipline of an actor.”

    “I can do something for 10 or 15 days in a row. To maintain that look like the haircut, moustache and etc., I can’t do it. When I am working as a director, I eat at odd times, I drink, so, when I will get up my face will be tired and dull,” he added.

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