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I feel jealous when some really good film does well: Anurag Basu

When a film does well, filmmaker Anurag Basu feels he should have thought of the concept first.

bollywood Updated: Aug 20, 2016 17:37 IST
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Anjuri Nayar Singh
Hindustan Times
Anurag Basu,Jagga Jasoos,Ranbir Kapoor
Filmmaker Anurag Basu says that he has divided his time well among his upcoming projects.(Yogen Shah)

Ask Bollywood celebrities about competition and most take the safe ‘I am not affected by it’ route. But not filmmaker Anurag Basu. “I feel jealous when some really good film does well. I am like ‘why didn’t I think of it and why didn’t I make it.’ I feel that now they (other filmmakers) have gone ahead of me. But, I also appreciate filmmakers who are trying. It’s a difficult time to make good films which do commercially well,” he says.

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Filmmaker Anurag Basu, who is judging a dance reality show, says that he always felt the drama in reality show was fake. (Waseem Gashroo/HT Photo )

After the completion of his Ranbir Kapoor-Katrina Kaif starrer Jagga Jasoos, the filmmaker is judging kids’ dance reality show Super Dancer. “The timing (for the show) is perfect. Jagga Jasoos (shoot) is over. The post production is going on. The release has been delayed to next year. I have a new film, the sequel to Life In a...Metro (2007), which is starting in December. Before that, this show will be over,” he says.

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However, Basu didn’t jump at the opportunity to judge the show. “I was very shocked when they approached me. I was like ‘dance and me? What will I do?’ I am always scared that what if a contestant stands and says ‘aap kar ke dikhaye (Now, it’s your turn to dance).’ I have always said no in the past. But, the makers convinced me that I do the same thing when I am directing. The choreographer asks me if something is fine and I give my approval,” he says.

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First Published: Aug 20, 2016 17:37 IST