Anurag Basu
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Anurag dons judge's hat!

Anurag Basu


New Delhi, July 11 -- Filmmaker Anurag Basu, who is known for making films such as Barfi!, Murder and Life in a... Metro, will soon be seen judging a recently lauched TV reality show along with actor Sonali Bendre and filmmaker Victor.

Talking about his association with the show, Anurag said, "As a director, I could connect with the idea of the show which is to search for the most promising acting talent in the country, and provide them with a platform on national television to showcase their acting ability and creativity. I think the pool of talent we have in our country needs that, given how difficult it is for a talented outsider to make an inroad into the industry, and land a suitable role."

He further added, "When I was approached to come on the show as a judge, I took it up as I felt it would be a great opportunity to spot fresh talent, new ideas. Also, the contestants could benefit from my insights and experience."

As to why he joined the show late, Basu said, "I was away in South Africa for the shoot of my forthcoming film. Would have liked to be a part of the journey right from the outset ideally."