Mukkabaaz actor Ravi Kishan: I am a big fan of Anurag Kashyap’s films


Once I met him at a mobile shop. And I am also working on a film Sanki Daroga which will be different than what people have seen in Bhojpuri films till now. Anurag himself told me that he thought I have stardom in me. Q. They think differently. Ravi Kishan said, “I am from Jaunpur (UP) and I am a Brahmin. Vineet Kumar Singh had gone to Punjab and Haryana and spent almost a year among boxers there to bring life to his character. I talked to him and it was a very good conversation. He had just written Satya and Paanch was about to be released. They told me that person was from a lower caste. I am working on eight different Telugu and Bhojpuri films. Has Anurag Kashyap and Anand Rai offered you other projects as both are known for repeating their actors in their future projects? Now when you share a good rapport with Anurag, have you ever asked him why you were not offered any role in films like Gangs of Wasseypur? When did you meet him for the first time and what did you discuss at that time? What is your role in Mukkabaaz? You have come from the Bhojpuri film industry. 2018-01-11T17:52:51+00:00″>
Updated: January 11, 2018 5:52 pm

Ravi Kishan plays a boxing coach in Mukkabaaz. Then one day I sent him a video message saying I would really like to work with you. He did not know that I am a big fan of his films and I wanted to work with him. Anurag was getting popular day by day after his association with Ram Gopal Varma. People around me would ask very often why I am not there in Anurag’s films when our schooling is similar. But Anurag Kashyap thought I would say No to this role. You are doing fairly well in Bollywood and other regional film industries. I know him from the time he was also a struggler. It was a challenge for me to play the role as I am a jolly and soft-spoken person in real life and you require to be little tough in the character of a boxer. He thought it’s tough to approach me for any role as I am busy doing films in Hindi, Bhojpuri and South Indian movies. I had received a call from Mukesh Chhabra’s casting office and he wanted me to do this role. Q. Then I told Anurag that you have worked with Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Manoj Vajpayee and all, now it’s my turn. What sort of training did you go through before taking up the challenge? At the end, my acting experience bailed me out and that’s how I managed to play this role. This is your first film with Anurag Kashyap. My film Kab hoi Gavna Hamaar bagged National award and Jala Deb Duniya Tohar Pyar Mein had gone to Cannes Film Festival. I also became a superstar and Anurag thought I had become a huge star. Q. Q. I met Kashyap ji many years ago. Work with me as well. What upsets you personally when people flaunt their caste? What’s your take on this? Related News
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Q. Let’s keep it secret until it becomes something concrete. How did this role come to you? I assured him of delivering my best. Q. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Q. When I objected, they argued saying, ‘You are Shukla, a Brahmin.’
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