Anurag Sinha is one of those actors, who having entered Bollywood with a lot of promise, has yet to get integrated into the mainstream - may not be due to his own deficiencies so much, but more due to circumstances. This lad from Bihar, now all of 33 years of age in 2015, shone in studies, during his tenures in such illustrious institutions like Scindia School, Gwalior and St Stephen’s College Delhi. He was also known as an all rounder due to his brilliant extracurricular activities, which not only included sports but elocution, debating as well as theatre. With such obvious skills in theatre, his next destination was the FTII, and while showcasing his histrionic skills in the institutes own short films, was selected for his film “Spandan” in which he was the lead actor, to participate in the Sweden Film Festival. The film finally went on to win an award in the Stuttgart Film Festival in 2007. Likewise, earlier in 2004, his film “Some Like to Dance” was chosen for the International Film Festival of India, in the screening category. Those who have been impressed seeing his performance in his plays mention the names of “Expelled” as well as “The Lower Depths” as being quite remarkable.
Not for nothing, therefore, a seasoned producer director like
Subhash Ghai, who normally reposes immense faith in the best of FTII pass outs, selected Anurag for his then upcoming film “”, giving him the very challenging role of a once committed terrorist suffering the pangs of his conscience. While Anurag’s performance in the film was widely acclaimed and even prompted veteran actor
Anil Kapoor, who also appeared in the film, to comment: “he will soon overshadow all.” Subhash Ghai himself, impressed with his find, also announced his preference for selecting Anurag for the lead role of his next film based on the life of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner who died in a Pakistani jail. Unfortunately for Anurag, however, this project has now been kept in abeyance, with a new producer taking up the theme, but it may still be possible for him to star in Subhash Ghai’s next film.