AK vs AK’s promotions in the last few weeks have revolved around the director-actor’s real-life tense history of unfulfilled projects. Before he became widely popular with films like Dev D, Gangs of Wasseypur series and the recent Netflix series Sacred Games, Anurag Kashyap wanted to make two movies — Allwyn Kallicharan and Grant Hotel — with Anil Kapoor.
Both the projects couldn’t materialise due to factors that were beyond their control, but it complicated their personal equation as Kashyap admitted he used to blame Kapoor for the films not getting made.
Anurag Kashyap told PTI that he was fine being criticised by Anil Kapoor on screen as he has become used to it due to the incessant trolling he has faced on social media over the years. “I became comfortable a long time ago because I have had a lot of trolling and criticism for the kind of films I make. So I’m pretty used to it. These days, I get very emotional when someone praises my work. I become a character from a Sooraj Barjatya movie,” he said.