Siddhartha Basu to act in `Bombay Velvet`

Mumbai: He has played the role of a quizmaster successfully for years. Now television producer-director Siddhartha Basu has been roped in to play a role in Anurag Kashyap`s upcoming film `Bombay Velvet`.

Basu said the period film has a lot of `intrigue` and `passion`.

"I just got roped in to do a role in Anurag Kashyap`s `Bombay Velvet`, a sumptuous period film, with intrigue, passion and romance," Basu told reporters and added that he enjoys being in front of the camera.

"It`s good to be able to concentrate on performance with a fine director at the helm. It`s a nice change from putting together all the elements that go into a show," he said.

Basu, who will also be seen in Shoojit Sircar`s `Madras Cafe`, coming out Aug 23, is open to doing more roles. "If time allows, and the film and filmmakers are doing the kind of cinema I like..."

In 1985, Basu became a quiz show host with `Quiz Time` on Doordarshan. He later launched his company Big Synergy Media Ltd that produced shows like `Kaun Banega Crorepati` and `Dus Ka Dum`.