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Anurag Basu Fought Cancer Even When His Survival Chances Were 50%. Isn’t It Inspiring?

Anurag Basu Fought Cancer Even When His Survival Chances Were 50%. Isn’t It Inspiring?

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When there is a will, there is a way.

One thing is for sure, with more and more people surviving cancer, it is not a death sentence anymore. You just need positive energy to fight cancer. Fight it and you will come out as a winner.

Most of us would identify Anurag Basu as the director of Barfi. However, there is another side of him which many don’t know.

In 2004, the famed director suffered from acute promyelocytic leukemia – a type of blood cancer.

The doctors gave him 2 months to live when he was diagnosed during the filming of ‘Tumsa Nahin Dekha’.

 

Anurag Basu looked at cancer in the eye and did not let it affect his life.

He behaved as if he suffered from a common cold, even though the doctors predicted that his chances of survival were 50%.

 

Like his movies, he fought the disease like a champ.

The verdict failed to shake him who completed the film from his hospital bed. He wrote scripts for ‘Life in a Metro’ and ‘Gangster’ during this time and put up a brave face. Coming out of it, as if nothing happened, he went ahead and released critically acclaimed films like Barfi that did exceptionally well on the box office.

 

Once Anurag Basu turned a little emotional and said this in an interview.

‘I still remember when I had taken seriously ill for the first time, After knowing that I was having cancer, whenever my wife and family members visited me with a sad connotation on their face. They did not have the guts of disclosing the fact that I am suffering from cancer. One evening Mahesh Bhatt came to visit me he put his hand on my forehead and burst out crying aloud. I was very shocked to note such a strong man behave in this manner. He put his soothing hands on my forehead and said, “Anurag tujhe cancer hai.” But I put a brave front and said, “Its like cold, cough and fever. I know I will be able to fight it nothing to worry.” Then it was declared by the doctors that I will not live for more than three or four months. No one would like to face death. I am living with a disease which multiples every second. But I am fine. Why am I talking this? This disease multiplies every minute but I am fine –hail and hearty progressing in life.
Anyways for me this disease is like a boon. I share a very good relationship with my family now. My wife has stopped fighting with me. We are sharing a luvvy-duvvy relationship now. For me, my family is on the priority list.’

No hurdle is too big to come in between you and your goal.

Hence proved.

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