After three long years on sets, Anurag Basu’s much awaited directorial ‘Jagga Jasoos’ had hit theaters on the 14th of this month. But, this time, the Barfi director’s idea didn’t do well at the box office. Out of great expectations, Jagga Jasoos suffered immense loss, some claimed that the movie carried a drag in the second half, others said that the story line is inconsistent.
Whatever it is, actor turned producer Ranbir Kapoor has faced a bad slap with the movie result. Surprisingly, Ranbir was nowhere seen bashing the movie director or the crew, and it is Rishi Kapoor who was infuriated, went on slamming Anurag Basu for the continuous delays and reshoots.
He made some bold statements in which he blamed the director for the loss Ranbir has faced. Rishi Kapoor then called Anurag as utterly irresponsible and negligent about the producer. He even thrashed the new age directors, called them reckless and ignorant.
“That’s not true. Honestly, Neetu and I saw the film on Thursday, only a day ahead of the release. Till Wednesday, Anurag Basu was still mixing the film. Can you imagine that? Pritam [composer] probably delivered the music only a week before. What can you say? Basu doesn’t take an opinion from anybody. Today’s filmmakers are doing this with everybody.”
Ranbir’s father then added, “They don’t show their films before release to take opinions, and treat it as though they’re making a nuclear bomb. I didn’t hate or love the film. I only felt it needed to be abridged by 20 minutes. But who is going to give that opinion to them? I totally agree with Ekta Kapoor when she threw him out from her film. He had problems with Rakesh Roshan while working on Kites(2010). He’s such an irresponsible director that he doesn’t complete the film. It was supposed to release three times in the past two years, but it kept getting delayed.”
He spoke about the presence of Govinda in the movie, saying, “Sometimes, Ranbir’s films do well, sometimes, they don’t. But here, Ranbir is the producer too, and his neck is in the noose. Who the hell are you (Basu) to do all this? It is ridiculous that a producer hadn’t seen his product a day ahead of the film’s release. You may be the biggest director in the world but nobody would like to work with you because you are irresponsible. There is somebody else’s money involved in this. I trusted you (Basu), and this is what you give us? Ranbir hasn’t held back on spending money on it.”
“You (Anurag Basu) even threw Govinda out of the film. If you don’t want Govinda to work in your film, why did you ask him in the first place? Iss sab mein Ranbir ka naam toh kharaab hoga, aur kya? Mera kharaab hoga! (With these developments, it’s Ranbir and my name that’s gathered negative limelight).”
These statements are considerably very distasteful and unfair. However, let us wait what Ranbir and Anurag Basu has to say about this. Rishi Kapoor is also well known for making bold posts on his official Twitter handle.