No patronage in sports like boxing: Anurag Kashyap

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Mumbai– Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap who has attempted to address the issue of discouragement in a sport like boxing in his upcoming film “Mukkabaaz”, says the driving force of his film came from a very honest space of reality.

“In our country, there is no patronage in many sports, especially individual sports like boxing,” Anurag said here.

Anurag Kashyap

“Even I played till university level. My brother is a very good player, my father worked as a coach, mentored many talents. But in my younger days, there was no encouragement to pursue the sport as a career. So all the champions we see in our country are driven by their individual passion, our system (referring government and administration) does not support it.

“This is the only country where in a tournament, people from the administration travel by business class and the sportsmen travel by economy,” he said.

“Mukkabaaz” is releasing on January 12.

Abhishek Chaubey was on Bhumi’s wish list of directors

Actress Bhumi Pednekar says working with her “Son Chiraiya” director was on her wish list.

She will feature in the movie with actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

“I can’t reveal much details about ‘Son Chiraiya’ and that’s the way it is. It’s a difficult film and we are gearing up to shoot it. Abhishek has been on my wish list of directors to work with, so I am really excited about working with him,” Bhumi said on the sidelines of an awards function here.

Asked about the preparation for the film, Bhumi said: “The kind of actor I am, I always put in a lot in my character, but Abhishek is such a director who really believes in fine tuning an actor as much as possible. So, there is lot of physical training that I am doing for it and there is also lifestyle change that I have gone through for this film.”

She also said working with an actor like Sushant makes one up their game.

“Sushant has been great. I know him for a while now. He is such a phenomenal actor that I am really excited to work with him. It’s always good to work with somebody who is so good because working with an actor like him ups your game as an actor,” said the “Toilet Ek Prem Katha” actor.

“Son Chiraiya” revolves around Chambal dacoits and is set in the 1970s. The film will be shot in the Chambal ravines and will roll early next year.

Every man should wish for a daughter: Shahid

Actor Shahid Kapoor says every man should wish for a daughter.

“I am thankful and grateful that I have a daughter Misha in my life. Every man should wish for a daughter as what a daughter can do for a father, I don’t think anybody else can do it,” the actor said on the sidelines of an awards show here.

He added: “I remember I was at IIFA and Mira was expecting. So, I was with Farhan (Akhtar) and I asked him, ‘You are a father yourself. Tell me all about it?’ and he told me, ‘Shahid, no word that I say will justify the feeling you will get when you become a father. Just experience it.’

“He was right. It is an amazing feeling.”

Misha was born to Shahid and Mira in August last year. (IANS)

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