No change in TV since I left: Basu

He is ready to make his debut as a reality show judge with India’s Best Dramebaaz but fiction on the small screen, says filmmaker Anurag Basu, is is still where he had left it almost a decade ago.

Before making a shift to the big screen, Basu created iconic TV shows such as Tara, Saturday Suspense and Koshish ...Ek Aashaa.

‘I believe since Tara days, TV has been changing every three to three-and-a-half years. After Tara came mythological shows and then one-offs like Saturday Suspense. I finished 2002, and I don’t think programming has changed ever since,’ Basu said here Thursday.

‘The kind of shows we see today, I really think content of TV is still there,’ he added.

His last production for TV, Love Story, was way back in 2007. Any plans of coming back with something new for the idiot box?

‘I keep thinking what new should I do for TV. If I feel there is anything new on TV, I’ll definitely come back, but otherwise I really feel TV is still what I left it as 10 years back,’ said Basu, who has carved a niche in Bollywood with films like Gangster, Life... In A Metro and Barfi!.

‘I gave myself time. Now I have set a deadline and hopefully I will decide on one project by the end of this month. I have the scripts, I just need to pick one... that’s all,’ he said.
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