News|January 4, 2011 10:29 pm

Tigmanshu Dhulia Turned Bad Boy for Anurag Kashyap’s Next

Directors are turning into actors for their friends. Anurag Kashyap turned into actor for director Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Shagird, now its turn for Tigmanshu, who will be acting in Anurag Kashyap’s upcoming flick, Gangs of Wasepur.

The director will be the first time come into front of camera for the role of villain in Anurag’s flick. Dhulia, who finished shooting Pan Singh Tomar with Irrfan Khan and Sahib, Bibi aur Gangster recently, stated,

“Anurag is a very good friend of mine. He wanted me to take up the role of the villain because he knows that I did my diploma in acting at National School of Drama.”

Despite his initial reluctance, Dhulia says he is enjoying his time in front of the camera.

“To face the camera and deliver dialogues is a different experience and I am enjoying my stint as an actor but my first priority will always be direction.”

Describing about his next projects,

“My next film Shagird will be releasing in February in which Anurag will be seen in a major role and that’s why I could not say no to him.”

Being shot in Benaras, Gangs of Wasepur, revolves around the gang wars prevalent between different gangs in the wasepur region of Bihar and is likely to release in May-June this year.

His directorial venture Shagird starring actor Nana Patekar has been shot in Delhi and will be releasing on February 25.