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Anurag Kashyap remembers Shiv Kumar Subramaniam: He led to my first screenwriting credit

The 2 States actor and Parinda screenwriter passed away in Mumbai on Monday

Published: 11th April 2022
Anurag Kashyap, Shiv Kumar Subramaniam

Director and writer Anurag Kashyap penned an emotional note remembering actor and screenwriter Shiv Kumar Subramaniam who passed away on Monday.

Anurag posted a photo of the 2 States actor on Instagram and reminisced how Shiv led to his first screenwriting credit.

"The year 1994 .. I was working on my first independent script for a production house called Media Classic , the condition to which was that my script will be made only after the one that was in preproduction, written by Shiv Subramaniam and to be directed by Shivam Nair. They were having issues with the script...There came the time when they were just about ready to give up on the film Auto Narayan which was under preproduction. I requested them to let me have a go at the script and not shelve it, so my film gets made afterwards. Very gracefully Shiv and Shivam allowed me to do so. Auto Narayan got made and my script never did. After seeing the film , Shiv Subramaniam asked Shivam to also put my name as the writer’s credit on the film. That’s how I got my first screenwriting credit in this film industry," posted Anurag.

"That Auto Narayan led me to RGV and Satya happened . I owe so much of what I am to Shiva Dada. Waking up to hear the heartbreaking news of Dada passing away has just taken so much out of me," he added.

The film industry has been mourning Shiv's demise. Director Hansal Mehta also posted on Twitter remembering the Parinda screenwriter.

"Terrible news to wake up to. Shiv Subramaniam gone. Heartbreaking," he tweeted.

Actor Sharib Hashmi also took to Twitter and said "He was ammazzing in #TuHaiMeraSunday #ShivkumarSubramaniam." Shiv played the role of a dementia-afflicted man in the film. He also played supporting roles in movies like 2 StatesNail PolishRocky HandsomeHichkiHappy Journey, RiskPrahaarUngli, BangistanKamineyStanley Ka Dabba, among others.

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