Anurag Basu’s Barfi! has been hailed for its good acting performances, and it seems that the director himself played a cameo in the film. However, unlike some of his colleagues, such as Subhash Ghai for example, who randomly appears in a song-dance sequence in almost all his movies, Basu’s cameo was understated. Infact, it would have gone completely unnoticed, had he not confessed it himself!
All those who are still trying to place Basu in the magically sweet tale of Barfi! and wondering in which scene he appeared, wonder no more.
Remember the perverted old man who was leering at Jhilmil’s (Priyanka) legs while she was sleeping next to Barfi (Ranbir) in a moving truck? The scene got a lot of cheers and claps, as Barfi not only covers up Priyanka’s legs, but also shows the man his own hairy legs.
Well, that man was none other than Anurag Basu.
Basu told Times Of India, “I haven’t told anyone about it. It just happened. We needed a man of a certain age to be staring at Priyanka provoking Ranbir into an aggressive reaction. No one was willing to play the dirty man’s part. So I quickly wrapped a blanket to cover my face and played the role.”
Infact, he also revealed that he made small appearances in his previous films as well but he isn’t revealing which scenes they are. So, may be time again to watch some of Basu’s old flicks?