I never run after stars, says Anurag Kashyap

Last Updated: Sep 02, 2010, 09:04 AM IST

Mumbai: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who worked with fresh faces in `Dev D`, says he prefers working with newcomers because they are hungry for perfection and give their soul to their work.

`I never run after stars. I keep looking for good talent because it`s fun working with newcomers. They are hungry for perfection and give their soul to their work. They will go to any level. They don`t have any ego and they submit themselves to the film,` Kashyap, 37, told reporters here.

He was here to launch a talent portal called Tumbhi that will provide a platform to budding artists to showcase their skills. He will mentor fresh talents.

`It`s my uncle`s company. I`m part of this company and my ideas are involved in this. I`m involved at the conceptual stage,` he said.

`I will focus on short films. There are other people who will be involved with other things. I`ll mentor talent who want to make films.`

Kashyap has made films like `Black Friday`, `No Smoking` and `Dev D`, among others, and most of them had lesser known actors.

So, would he ever like to work with stars?

`I would love to work with big stars. In fact, for one of my films I am looking at that. It`s just that I sometimes feel scared that if I work on a big film, will I be able to make the kind of film I want to as a lot of money is involved,` said the filmmaker.

IANS