On completion of 15 years of ‘Dev D’, the anniversary was celebrated in a special way, Dibyendu Bhattacharya remembered the promise made by Anurag Kashyap.

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On completion of 15 years of ‘Dev D’, the anniversary was celebrated in a special way, Dibyendu Bhattacharya remembered the promise made by Anurag Kashyap.

Dev D: The name of Indian cinema filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Dev D’ is definitely included. Actor Dibyendu Bhattacharya recalls the promise made and kept by director Anurag Kashyap. It has been 15 years since this film was released. This film was directed by Anurag Kashyap. Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s classic novel ‘Devdas’ was presented in a modern perspective in the form of Dev D in the year 2009. Along with this, the audience liked this film very much. In fact, recently, actor Abhay Deol, who played an important role in this film, celebrated the 15th anniversary of the film in a special way and actor Dibyendu Bhattacharya also remembered the promises made and kept by director Anurag Kashyap.

Got a new identity after the success of the film
Dibyendu shared, "When Anurag was making ‘Dev D’, I had expressed my desire to play Chunnilal because I have always been very keen to work with him. At that time, Anurag’s ‘Black Friday’ had received a stay order, and the future of the film was in the dark. Anurag told me that if ‘Black Friday’ did not release then he would have to find a famous actor to play Chunnilal and if the film released then he would cast me. After a long wait of 3 years, ‘Black Friday’ not only released but also performed well. Soon after, Anurag made an official announcement in the newspapers announcing Abhay Deol as Dev D and me as Chunnilal! It was like a ray of hope for all the actors. Those who were struggling. I remember Nawaz (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) also called me to congratulate me. Can’t believe it’s been 15 years since then.

Anurag Kashyap’s upcoming projects
The success and recognition following the film’s release not only legitimized Dibyendu’s wait but also cemented his status as a director’s actor. Since then Dibyendu has given memorable performances in acclaimed projects like ‘Undekhi Season 1 & 2,’ ‘Rocket Boys Season 1 & 2,’ ‘The Gone Game Season 1 & 2,’ ‘Jamtara Season 1 & 2,’ ‘Junk’ Dibyendu’s upcoming releases include ‘Pochar’ for Amazon Prime, a Bengali film titled ‘Bonobibi’ and various important projects in the pipeline.

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