Kashyap has been approached with an offer to play the antagonist in his upcoming film Imaikaa Nodigal.
The film, which has Atharvaa Murali and Nayanthara in lead roles, is said to be a spine-chilling thriller. Gnanamuthu however says the filmmaker is yet to be signed on for the acting role.
“It’s true we had approached Anurag, but nothing has been finalized yet. We’re still waiting to hear back from him,” said Ajay.
Anurag, who is a filmmaker of repute in Bollywood, was last seen as an actor in a conniving and ruthless police officer’s role in A.R. Murugadoss’s Akira.
He is a writer, director, producer. He is known for genre films and for the films that he produces. For his contributions to film, the Government of France awarded him the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) in 2013.
After writing a television serial, Kashyap got his major break as a co-writer in Ram Gopal Varma’s crime drama Satya (1998), and made his directorial debut with Paanch, which never had a theatrical release due to censorship issues. He then went on to direct Black Friday (2007), a film based on the book by Hussain Zaidi about the 1993 Bombay bombings.
Its release was held up for two years by the Central Board of Film Certification because of the pending verdict of the case at that time, but was released in 2007 to widespread critical appreciation.