News, TV|October 23, 2010 12:40 pm

Anurag Basu Brings Life… In A Metro Series on Small Screen

Anurag Basu, is now coming to small screen by bringing bi-weekly show that will include short stories from his movies, including Life… In A Metro. Well, if you are thinking, what about the cast and crew, well, then the filmmaker has decided to cast newcomers in the series.

Like film, the story will be set on Mumbai and have characters based on those played by Shilpa Shetty, Kangna Ranaut, Shiney Ahuja and Sharman Joshi in the original. S source says,

“Anurag wanted to make this show even before Kites. Since Metro did well and audiences appreciated the effort, he wanted to make a televised version of the film.

The stories will be set in Mumbai and have characters based on those played by Shilpa Shetty, Kangna Ranaut, Shiney Ahuja and Sharman Joshi.”

The script is being fine-tuned even as Basu looks for new faces. The show will be produced under his banner Ishana Productions. A source adds,

“He was earlier toying with the idea of directing it but later changed his mind. Someone else will direct the show, but he will be hands on in making all creative decisions.”

Initially, the buzz was that actors who played in the flick might do cameos. However, getting actors from the cast will be difficult. But after a distance from Kangana and Shiney Ahuja’s scandal, the filmmaker is trying to put new faces.

“Kangna has distanced herself from Basu and moved on to other film makers. Shiney won’t agree to appear on a TV show. The only actors he can consider approaching are Shilpa, Sharman and Kay Kay Menon.”

This would be interested to see a flick in form of short stories!

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