Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is putting up his Filmfare Trophy on auction to raise money for corona-virus test kits. His film Gangs of Wasseypur won the critics’ choice award for best film in 2013.
Replying to stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra’s call for artists to support the cause, Anurag made the announcement in a tweet. “Highest bidder gets the original trophy for the Filmfare critics award best film 2013. Gangs of Wasseypur,” he wrote in his tweet.
Kunal’s original tweet read, “While each rupee counts I appreciate the hell out of Comrade @anuragkashyap72 who is giving away his 2013 gangs of Wasseypur critics award to the highest donor of this charity with my YouTube button.”
Kunal added that he was auctioning off his YouTube Button for the cause. Writer Varun Grover said he will put his award for Moh Moh Ke Dhaage from Dum Laga Ke Haisha up for auction. “Adding the TOIFA trophy I won for ‘Moh Moh Ke Dhaage’ (DLKH, 2015) for a charity auction to raise funds for COVID test kits. Putting it up on eBay in 2050 was my retirement fund plan but I believe now is a better time to use it to secure India’s future,” he wrote.
Meanwhile on the work front, Anurag Kashyap is winning accolades for his comic cop avatar in Ghoomketu, a comedy film written and directed by Pushpendra Nath Misra.
The film also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Ragini Khanna, Ila Arun and Raghuvir Yadav in the main lead roles while also features Amitabh Bachchan, Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha in the cameo appearances. The film was produced under two production banners Phantom Films and Sony Pictures, acquired by ZEE5. The plot based on an aspiring novice writer from a small town who runs away to Mumbai to achieve his dreams.