"Today it is very easy to get into the industry with these talent shows, but during our time it was very difficult. I always wanted to be a director but in order to become a director, one needed to be on the sets of a film to understand the nitty-gritty of movie making,” said the director.

"So I started out as a background dancer as it paid more than being a junior artist," Basu, who is one of the judges of 'India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj', said on a TV show.

The episode, which will go on air on Friday, will also see the filmmaker shaking a leg with Akshay Nalawade, one of the top 10 contestants, on 'Tera Hero Idhar Hai'.

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