By Hindustan Times
To many, it is surprising that Anurag Basu is the same man who helmed Kites and Barfi!. The director, who believes touching a hundred hearts is more important than Rs.100 crore box-office takings, says versatility often turns out to be a disadvantage in the film industry. "I personally feel it is a disadvantage to be a versatile director. Producers don't know where to place you because they don't know what next you will come up with," Basu told IANS.
"(As a director, I feel) You live with a film for one to two years, and so it should be entertaining. Each and every project should excite you (as a filmmaker). For me, 'Barfi!' was an altogether different experience," added the director, who has earlier helmed films as different as Gangster, Life.