Anurag Basu in tears amid cancer patients

Updated: Dec 25, 2012, 13:45 PM IST

Mumbai: Filmmaker Anurag Basu, a cancer survivor, Tuesday broke down here at an event organised for children battling the disease.

"This (Tata Memorial) hospital is like a temple to me. I get choked when I come here and talk," he said.

Basu, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2004, was treated at the hospital. The "Barfi!" director went through everything with a smile, said a doctor.

"This is like my second life and I will make meaningful films now," Basu said.