Anurag has always been in awe of Shah Rukh. The filmmaker-actor also spoke about not leaving Bollywood until he makes a film with Shah Rukh. Earlier during an interaction, Anurag had spoken about how he and SRK almost collaborated. He had said, "Shah Rukh Khan wanted to do No Smoking, he was very upset when I went away from him. I also went to him with Allwyn Kalicharan. I wanted to do that with him and a big superstar from Hollywood. Everything was almost done but then again (it didn't happen)."
Anurag also said, "He is my senior from university, he has been there like a big brother helping me. Shah Rukh is super successful. When he loves you, he approaches things like, in my struggling years, (he used to tell me), 'If you do what I tell you to do, your problems will disappear'. But I didn't want him to make my life, I love him to death."
(Source: Mid Day)