Director Anurag Basu is back on TV with a capsule on Horror Nights, aired on Star One. He is producing it for his assistant Owais, who will direct it.
"I haven’t directed a TV show in a long time because I was busy with Kites. Earlier, my production house had a show every year. A year-and-a-half ago, my father who was helming it, passed away and TV took a backseat. Our last production was Love Story on Sony. Now, I’m back and have handed the reins of direction to Owais. I want him to learn how to work within stringent budgets and deadlines," says Basu.
Why a horror show? "I’m known as the king of horror on TV," he laughs. "I’ve made some popular spine-chillers, including Mano Ya Na Mano, X-Zone and Saturday Suspense on Zee TV.
I have had a long association with Star One and so agreed to produce this for them. We plan to take our association ahead with two-three thrillers, one of which I may direct."
Basu has recently debuted as an anchor on Zee Bangla. His chat show features several Tollywood celebs. "Mithunda’s (Mithun Chakraborty) journey was the most inspiring," he says. "I will be interviewing Mamata Banerjee next."