Anurag Basu has several critically acclaimed films to his credit. However, the writer turned director had a humble beginning. He began his journey from the small screen. Anurag started his career as an assistant director on the sets of the popular TV show 'Tara'. Later he dabbled with various television shows before plunging into film direction.
On his birthday today, we take you down the memory lane as we throw light on his journey in Bollywood.
This was Anurag's directorial debut. The film revolved around a doctor (played by John Abraham) who refuses to believe that his wife is dead and keeps seeing here everyone.
A huge commercial hit, the film dealt with the theme of adultery. It told the tale of an unhappily married woman (Mallika Sherawat) who renews a steamy affair with a former lover (Emraan Hashmi) from college. Mallika Sherawat became quite famous with this film for her bold scenes.
3. 'Tumsa Nahin Dekha'
Starring Emraan Hashmi and Diya Mirza, the film failed to recreate any magic at the box office.
The film was rumoured to be based on the infamous gangster, Abu Salem. With chartbuster music and good performances by the cast, it did good business at the box office.
5. 'Life...In A Metro'
Six different stories, about nine people, each with different issues and problems, all occurring within one place- 'Metro'. The critically acclaimed film was highly appreciated by the audience.
A hustler (Hrithik Roshan) goes on the run when he falls in love with the fiancee (Bárbara Mori) of a powerful man.
The film set in the era of 70s, depicted the story of Murphy Johnson aka Barfi (a mute and deaf man from Darjeeling) and his relationships with two women, Shruti and Jhilmil (who is autistic). 'Barfi!' was termed as a superhit. Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra's roles received several accolades and awards.
8. 'Jagga Jasoos'
Anurag's upcoming film is a story of a teenage detective (Ranbir Kapoor) in search of his missing father, with his trusted aide (Katrina Kaif). The film is slated to release on 3rd June next year.