Anurag Kashyap part of Sundance film festival jury

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Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is part of the prestigious jury for the 2013 edition of Sundance film festival.

The director's epic crime saga 'Gangs of Wasseypur' is also screening at the festival in the Spotlight section of the festival.

Kashyap is part of the 19 members of five juries awarding prizes at the festival, which runs from January 17-27 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.

Kashyap, who has directed films like 'Black Friday', 'Dev D', 'Gulaal' and 'Gangs of Wasseypur I&II', will take part in the festival as the jury member for the World Cinema Dramatic section alongside director Nadine Labaki and producer Joana Vincent.

It has been a good year for the director with 'Wasseypur' doing well at the home box office besides travelling to festivals like Cannes and Toronto.

  Set in Bihar's Dhanbad district, it was also honoured at Asia-Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) in Brisbane and Asia-Pacific Film Festival (APFF) in Macau, held recently.

"It is a truly special film for me and I'm overwhelmed with the audience reception and happy to know that the team's efforts have been honoured at such large platforms," Kashyap said in a statement.

He is currently working on his next venture titled 'Ugly'. PTI

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