I will act only if I get enough money: Anurag Kashyab


Anurag Kashyap, for a change, is before the camera and commentators have offered his negative part in Sonakshi Sinha-starrer "Akira" a go-ahead, however the executive says he is not quick to follow up all the time. The 43-year old producer, who has acted in the past too, delighted in playing the despicable cop in AR Murugadoss' film. He, in any case, does not consider himself to be a performer. 

"I will act only if I get enough money, otherwise I don't have any intention to act. I will do acting only if the role is good or someone gives me obscene amount of money that solves my other problems," Anurag told Media . "I don't want to make a career as an actor. I don't mind acting, but my focus is on my films. To take up more offers, I should have time and when I have time, the story and the role have to be good," he expressed.

The 'Bombay Velvet' helmer beforehand acted in movies like 'The shopping extravaganza following Thanksgiving', 'No Smoking', "Gulaal" and "Shagird" among others. On the reaction to this part, Anurag said, "I have never got such a variety of calls and messages, that too relentless. Exchange (examiners/pundits) individuals are stating prevent him from making movies, let him do acting as it were." The 'Posses of Wasseypur' executive has done a great deal of theater, yet he supposes acting in movies is totally diverse as it requires longer responsibility. 

"I don't get nervous, but it's a longer commitment. I am scared of making longer commitments. It is not that the work (acting) will get over in 15 days, but then there is dubbing and promotions that you have to do, so, you have to relive your character again," he said. After acting, Anurag realised actors are disciplined in terms of working hard for the look and maintaining it throughout the film. He feels he doesn't have that discipline. Theatre is an actor's medium. You just go on stage and it's done in one take, while for films you work for days or months. Who will maintain continuity for four months? I don't think I have the discipline of an actor," he said.

"I can help out 10 or 15 days consecutively. To keep up that resemble the hair style, mustache and so on, I can't do it. When I am filling in as a chief, I eat at odd times, I drink, thus, when I will get up my face will be drained and dull," he said. In spite of the fact that he discovers acting simple, Anurag abhors the holding up time before a shot.