Anurag Kashyap went to Hindu College for a talk and spoke at length about his dream of becoming a scientist, Shah Rukh Khan being an inspiration and about the girl who dumped him for another person from Bollywood.
Anurag revealed that he didn’t pursue his aim to become a scientist because of his friend Imtiaz Ali who, in Anurag’s words ‘inculcated the love of theatre in me’. He then spoke about moving base to Mumbai because of Shah Rukh Khan’s success story.
It was Imtiaz and Sunit, another friend from Ramjas who inculcated the love of theatre in me. He had a theatre group in. Main uske peeche ghoomta tha acting ke liye and in 1993, we planned to move to Mumbai. We actually followed Shah Rukh’s footsteps and when Shah Rukh got name and fame, everyone thought they could also do it.
But the most interesting part was a budding love story which was thwarted because the girl left him.
There was this girl from Miranda who ditched me for Arjun (Arjun Rampal) and I hated him for seven years!