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Anurag Basu Biography

Anurag Basu is an Indian film director and writer, known for directing films which tackle themes of dark passion and adultery like Life in a... Metro, Gangster and Murder. Basu was nominated in the Best Director category at the 53rd Filmfare Awards in 2008 for Life in a... Metro. He has also directed TV serials for Indian channels. He was diagnosed with acute leukemia in 2004 and underwent chemotherapy thereafter.

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Anurag Basu was diagnosed with acute leukemia in 2004 when he was halfway through his film Tumsa Nahin Dekha. He was immediately hospitalised where the doctors announced he had two months to live. Basu even directed parts of the film from his hospital bed as shooting could not be cancelled. To complete the film, he would give instructions on a dictaphone, talking about camera angles and the script. Mahesh Bhatt and Mohit Suri finished the film later. Basu underwent chemotherapy and is on medication.
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