I learned film making from my brother, says Abhinav
Abhinav Kashyap admits he’s always lived under the tutelage of his elder brother and acclaimed filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, but his record-breaking directorial debut Dabangg helped him come into his own.
Considering himself fortunate to have a gifted sibling like Anurag, he also admitted learning the nuances of filmmaking from his brother.
‘I have always been compared to him and I have always lived under his shadow. But with Dabangg I was able to come out of it,’ Abhinav said in a telephonic interview from Lucknow.
‘We both make different kinds of films and we have both created a name for ourselves. I have learnt my work from him; so his shadow is a good one,’ he added.
Asked if the brothers take advice from each other, the 39-year-old said: ‘We don’t discuss before accepting a project, but we do discuss after that. We value each other’s opinion. I give him a mass entertaining opinion and he gives me a very cinema-literate opinion.’ Abhinav’s second film Besharam did not fare well.