After Rishi Kapoor slated Anurag Basu’s working ways, Ranbir Kapoor has too laid into the ‘Jagga Jasoos’ filmmaker.
In an interview with Hindustan Times, Ranbir criticised Basu’s disorganisation, “There is no AD system, no script, no schedule. He will cancel a 40-day shoot on the third day. Like when Barfi started, I was supposed to be intense and serious. He then wanted to make it fun and then all the Chaplin stuff came.”
He also said, “Barfi was successful, so we forgive that process (of delaying). If Jagga Jasoos doesn’t work, I don’t think this process can be forgiven because it is irresponsible. For other people’s money, time and other things.”
Earlier in the week, Ranbir’s father, Rishi didn’t hold back either, “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. 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.”