Anurag Basu dances to become Director
‘Barfi!’ director Anurag Basu who aimed to become an engineer initially but left college in the middle to pursue his dream in films, has revealed that he started his career in showbiz as a backup dancer. He said that he opted for the background dancer because the profession paid more than being a junior artist.
The filmmaker who is currently judging a talent hunt show on small screen said that, “Today it is very easy to get into the industry with these talent shows; but during our time it was very difficult. I always wanted to be a director but in order to become a director, one needed to be on the sets of a film to understand the nitty-gritty of movie making. So I started out as a background dancer as it paid more than being a junior artist”.