Anurag Kashyap
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Anurag Kashyap was a closet writer!

Anurag Kashyap

By HT

New Delhi, Feb. 26 -- He might have penned Bollywood hits such as Satya (1998), Dev D (1999), Udaan (2010) and more, but filmmaker Anurag Kashyap recently told us that as a kid, he was shy about his writing, as it would mostly border on the dark and pensive.

"As a kid, I used to write, but I was always a closet writer. When I wrote my first poem, my teacher told me it's not genuine and asked me why was it so dark or if I have copied it from somewhere," says the filmmaker, known for helming critically acclaimed films such as Black Friday (2007) and Gangs of Wasseypur - I and II (2012).

"I was very offended. I stopped showing my writing to anyone. It was only when I was in Delhi for the first time that I saw cinema that connected with my stories. I realised that what I have been writing was cinema! That's when I started penning - first for short plays and then for films," says Kashyap.

Reminiscing about his earlier days, he adds, "I used to write in a big register. Seven years later, my friend still had it and he is now a theatre director. I also wrote three novels, but I have no idea where they are now. In the first of those novels, there were no full-stops or commas. It was one intense long sentence."