Anurag Basu coming up with spin-off of ‘Life In A Metro’


Anurag Basu working on yet-untitled multistarrer dark comic anthology

According to the latest reports, Anurag Basu’s is working on a yet-untitled multistarrer dark comic anthology. The film is a spin-off of Basu’s 2007 directorial venture ‘Life In A Metro’ showcasing four different stories in one film. It centers on unavoidable jeopardies of life and has four different stories set in a quintessential Indian metro. The film will land under Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series banner.

In a statement Basu accepted it is my pleasure to be working with Bhushan Kumar for my next that is a dark comic anthology. Anurag Basu also added “It’s our first collaboration but doesn’t seems like one”.

Highly excited to work with the casting Basu admitted “I am extremely happy to have found this talented new generation cast, though I will trust my old friend Pritam for music.

Anurag Basu can come up with a flavor of Bhopal

According to the makers, Abhishek Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanya Malhotra and Pankaj Tripathi have already joined the project. However, regardless of what the past year brought to their film careers, 2019 holds new possibilities for all of them.


The film will hit the screens on September 6. Rajkummar Rao has released the first look of the film earlier on Twitter. It looks like a recreation of 90s magic. While Rajkummar can be seen posing away from the camera in Mithun’s iconic pose, Fatima is seen waving her saree with her back to the camera.

On shooting front, the film has already started its making in Bhopal, where the cast is shooting on a 15-day schedule, with 12-hour shifts. Anurag Basu can come up with a flavor of Bhopal. A portion of the film will be shot in the ancestral property of Saif Ali Khan, as suggested by Mumbai Mirror’s report. Fans can expect a mouth-watering taste with this upcoming setup.

Life in a metro (2007) was released on 1 May 2007. It was directed and written by Anurag Basu. It starred Dharmendra, Nafisa Ali, Shilpa Shetty, Kay Kay Menon, Shiney Ahuja, Irrfan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Kangana Ranaut and Sharman Joshi. The movie was distributed by UTV Motion Pictures.

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