Why didn’t Anurag Kashyap and Manoj Bajpayee talk to each other for 11 years? Here’s what the actor said...

    Actor Manoj Bajpayee and director Anurag Kashyap have collaborated on Satya, Shool and Gangs of Wasseypur. But they were not in touch for 11 years. Here’s what happened

    Anurag Kashyap and Manoj Bajpayee

    Anurag Kashyap and Manoj Bajpayee

    Anurag Kashyap and Manoj Bajpayee, the iconic director-actor duo, collaborated on the Gangs of Wasseypur films that have become cult classics among cinephiles now. But did you know that the duo had not been in touch for over a decade before this collaboration? Revealing the reason behind this fallout, actor Manoj Bajpayee recently said, “he didn’t need me, I didn’t need him.”

    Reason behind the rift between Manoj Bajpayee and Anurag Kashyap

    During a conversation with Bollywood Bubble, the actor was asked about the reason the duo did not speak to each other from 2000 to 2011. Manoj replied that there was a misunderstanding about one thing, and they didn’t talk about it. “We didn’t talk because I felt, he wasn’t making films of my type, and he also felt that there was no need for Manoj Bajpayee right now because his career was going down. So both of us were enjoying our lives separately, he didn’t need me, and I didn’t need him,” the actor explained.

    Speaking about Manoj’s anger issues during The Kapil Sharma Show, Anurag recalled the instance when the actor ran behind the director with a stone to hit him. When Manoj recounted this incident on Aap Ki Adalat, the actor said that Anurag hadn’t spoken to him for 11 years due to a misunderstanding.

    Manoj Bajpayee and Anurag Kashyap’s film collaborations

    Many people believe that Gangs of Wasseypur is the first collaboration between Manoj and Anurag. But the two first worked together in Ram Gopal Varma's 1998 cult thriller Satya where Anurag was the writer, while Manoj played the character of Bhiku Mhatre. Another Ram Gopal Verma film titled Shool marked their second collaboration. After a gap of 11 years, the duo came together for Anurag’s cult classic film Gangs of Wasseypur where Manoj played one of the pivotal roles in the film called Sardar Khan.

    Manoj Bajpayee and Anurag’s films

    Manoj will be seen next in Bhaiyya Ji, Despatch, The Fable and The Family Man Season 3. On the other hand, Anurag’s directorial film Kennedy, which received critical acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival last year, is awaiting theatrical release. The film stars Sunny Leone and Rahul Bhat in pivotal roles.