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Vijay Varma says he’d been ‘locked for a significant part’ in Sacred Games, but Anurag Kashyap ‘changed his mind’


Actor Vijay Varma has mentioned that after the success of Gully Boy, large Bollywood producers have been chasing after him for adverse roles in their initiatives, but he wish to reinvent himself. The journey to success, he mentioned, has seen its share of ups and downs, and Vijay mentioned that at one level, he was ‘very angry and frustrated’.

Recalling a story of how he misplaced out on a half in Sacred Games, he informed Mid-Day in an interview, “They had locked me for one of the parts, one of the significant parts, and Netflix and Mukesh (Chhabra, casting director), and everyone had zeroed in, but Anurag (Kashyap, co-director) changed his mind last minute and he threw me out.”


Vijay mentioned that he additionally got here near starring in Love Sex Aur Dhoka and three Idiots, again after they have been seeking to solid unknowns in the lead function.

All appears to be nicely between Vijay and Anurag although. In a current interview to India Today, the actor mentioned, “I can’t call him a mentor or a friend, it is just that he is one director I admire the most. I look up to his work. I think this industry owes a lot to his mind and his capabilities. The way he finds talent is incomparable. He has been a well-wisher. He has promised that he will work with me soon as a director, but that is yet to be fulfilled.”

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Anurag, in flip, praised Vijay’s efficiency in the movie Bamfaad, which Anurag introduced. “Vijay and I started our careers with the same films like Chittagong and Monsoon Shootout, in which he was the lead and I was the producer. When I saw the first cut of Bamfaad, I immediately called up Vijay and told him that with this role, a new aspect of him has come out. I think it’s one of the best approaches to a performance by an actor,” he informed IANS.

Vijay was most lately seen in the Zee5 movie Yaara, which was shot a number of years in the past. He additionally performed a goon in Netflix’s She, created and co-written by Imtiaz Ali. Sacred Games, co-directed by Vikramaditya Motwane and Anurag Kashyap, was India’s first Netflix unique. The collection starred Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in lead roles.

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