Anurag Basu was present at an event organized by the ‘Mount Litera School’ for kids fighting Cancer from the ‘Tata Memorial Centre’. During media interaction on Thursday Basu said, Neeraj Vora had the most amazing comic timing and he hadn’t seen anyone as sharp as him.
‘Phir Hera Pheri’ director, Neeraj Vora passed away on 14th December while in a coma at Criti Care hospital.
When asked to comment on the well-known actor’s demise Anurag said, “I found out today in the morning and it was really upsetting to hear the news. We have been good friends but I haven’t had the chance to work with him. I have worked with his brother very closely. I have met many people in the industry but I haven’t seen anyone as sharp as him. He has the most amazing comic timing.”
The ‘Gangster’ director also shared a memory with the late actor: “Once I was sitting next to Neeraj and he was reading a screenplay for a producer. I wouldn’t name him (producer) but he was very impressed. Only I and Neeraj knew that the paper he was reading from was actually a blank page. Neeraj was bright enough to create an impressive screenplay on the spot.”
The 40 Kids fighting Cancer from the Tata Memorial Centre and Anurag Basu were presented with a grand performance organized by grade 6 to 9 of the organizing School.
When asked to comment on the same he said, “It was so cute. I found out that they prepared for it within a weeks’ time. When they were rehearsing they may or may not have been known they were performing for cancer patients. But to actually do it is different. What they did, was to make the kids happy. I think they will always remember it and this experience will make them better people.”
Anurag Basu’s last film as director and writer was ‘Jagga Jasoos’ in 2017. The film starring Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor didn’t perform well on box office or in the critic’s eye.