Director Anurag Basu worked as an assistant director on the hit TV show Tara (1993-1997).
Director Anurag Basu wanted to become an engineer and was also enrolled in a college. However, he later chose to pursue BSc (Bachelor of Science). Before becoming a feature film director, Anurag Basu directed the TV show Koshish Ek Asha produced by Balaji Telefilms. Director Anurag Basu was diagnosed with Acute Leukemia in 2004. Anurag Basu was initially chosen to direct the movie Kuch Toh Hai (2003). However, after the shoot began he opted out of the movie and then the direction was taken over by Anil V. Kumar. In the song 'Galti Se Mistake' from the movie Jagga Jasoos, Ranbir Kapoor rips off the clothes of a bearded man. The man is none other than the director of the movie, Anurag Basu.