Film maker Anurag Basu has reasons to be thrilled.
His Life In A..Metro has been declared a success and is holding up amazingly well even in its third week. Meanwhile 10 days after the release of his film (May 11th), he was also blessed with a baby girl on May 21st.
“It is a lovely feeling no doubt and I am sure very difficult to be expressed”, says an ever-so-composed Basu, “I have another daughter as well and now it is good to have one more for me.”
He adds, “My wife and daughter are now back in Mumbai after the delivery. They both are keeping fine.”
He must have thought about the name for his newborn. “Not yet”, he says, “Though you would be amazed to know that my elder daughter has already thought about a name for her sister.”
And what is that? “She insists that we name her ‘Metro’, can you believe that?” he questions. “She is just around two and a half years old but wants her say in this matter. She has been hearing talks about Metro around her for so long now that she finds it apt to call the little one ‘Metro'”, he laughs.
One has also heard stories about how his daughter is scared of Pritam. “Oh so you have heard this one? Well, yes the fact is that his massive beard et al makes her feel really scared. Though jokes apart, from her heart she is very fond of him. He comes home and sings along the tunes of Metro with his guitar on and she gets some real happy moments when he does that. You can find her singing the songs of Metro along while she plays and moves around the house.”
To continue the celebrations, he would be thrilled to see the way Metro has been performing. “Of course I am happy”, he gets serious, “It was a film that had to find an audience for itself and the way it has been accepted by it’s target audience, it gives me great satisfaction.”