Anurag Kashyap deconstructs Ugly's police station scene
Anurag Kashyap recently chatted with IMDb India as the movie database platform made its social media debut.
Director Anurag Kashyap recently chatted with IMDb India as the movie database platform made its social media debut.
During the conversation, Anurag revealed how he shot the now-iconic police station scene in Ugly.
Released in 2013, Ugly follows a failed actor-turned-producer (Rahul Bhatt) as he desparately searches for his missing daughter. In the scene in question, Rahul's character visits a Mumbai police station with his friend, played by Vineet Kumar Singh. As they report urgent details about the disappearance, the cop played by Girish Kulkarni keeps bombarding them with inane questions and asides.
Anurag shared, “Initially that sequence was a three page scene on paper. And it was the first day of shooting. And this was the first time I was working with Girish Kulkarni and Rahul Bhatt. When we went into the scene, Rahul was over prepared and Girish was the only one who had read the script. Because he was a writer, I had shared the script. But with Vinit and Rahul, I had not shared the script with them. They did not know what film I was making. I got an idea from when we were rehearsing the scene. I gave different instructions to different actors”.
He continued, "We just went into the scene. And when we went into the scene. Everybody followed the separate brief that was given to them and they had not talked to each other. That scene was 14 mins. It could have gone for longer. But I was laughing so hard. I fell on the floor laughing."
You can check out the video of Anurag deconstructing the scene here -