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The scenes where I'm panting in Ghoomketu are real because of my asthma: Anurag Kashyap


The Gangs of Wasseypur director plays a cop in the film, which sees Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the central character.

Keyur Seta

Anurag Kashyap and Nawazuddin Siddiqui have shared a director-actor relationship in a number of films including, Gangs Of Wasseypur (2012) and Raman Raghav 2.0 (2016). But in Pushpendra Nath Misra’s Ghoomketu, they are co-stars. 

Going by the trailer of the film, Kashyap plays a police officer. This is the second time that Kashyap is playing a cop, after the Sonakshi Sinha-starrer, Akira (2016). “Everyone asks me to play a police officer,” joked Kashyap during the online trailer launch of Ghoomketu.

Elaborating on how he was cast in the film, he said, “I agreed because of Pushi’s [Pushpendra Nath Misra] narration. Else, I always run away from acting. I did what he asked me to do. I just follow my director.” 

As we know, Kashyap is asthmatic. He revealed that his asthma also played a role in the film. “He [Misra] made me run a lot. At that time I weighed 10 kilos more. And I have asthma. He made every use of my asthma. The scenes where I am panting or breathless are real. I haven’t done any acting in them,” said Kashyap. 

Ghoomketu sees Siddiqui play the central character of a struggling screenwriter trying to make it big in Mumbai. The film will release on the Zee5 OTT platfom on 22 May. 

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