By Hindustan Times
Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs Of Wasseypur is nearing release and has been in the news a lot too. It even premiered at the Cannes Film Festival recently. But from among the cast, details about director-actor Tigmanshu Dhulia’s role in the film have been under wraps so far. Now, word is out that Dhulia is playing a role inspired by Suryadev Singh, a mafia lord from Dhanbad.
Singh was a controversial figure of his time and was very close to then Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar. Illegal mining and winning government contracts remain the major areas of operations of the mafia in Dhanbad.
Unofficial estimates of these operations are valued at around Rs. 100 crore per day.
Anurag admits a lot of preparation was needed for this two-part film. “We had to make multiple trips to Dhanbhad and