After Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif‘s split, a lot of rumours about the ex-lovers being difficult to work with floated around on the sets of Anurag Basu‘s Jagga Jasoos.
Seems like the director has decided to put an end to all the gossip and has come out to speak in favour of his actors. Anurag Basu told PTI:
Rather they (Ranbir and Katrina) became more professional so that the work doesn’t get affected. They were more concerned that their personal equation or relationship doesn’t become a hurdle for the film.
He further added that there was no truth to the rumours:
We were shooting and were amazed with the stories that used to come about them (Ranbir and Katrina) and the delay. Also, reports that they are not sharing vanity van came out but they were never sharing vans.
However, he admits he was surprised at the actors being so nonchalant about the trouble in their personal life:
I was surprised. They acted as if nothing is wrong and they are absolutely fine. I was concerned with what was being captured on camera and not with what happened between them. They are so professional. In the past (also), we have seen actors, who have broken up and still worked together.
Basu is also aware of the questions on the actors’ personal life being thrown at them once the promotions of Jagga Jasoos start. He said:
The focus will be on their personal life. I can’t help it. The film will be marketed and they will go out to promote it and questions about their personal life will be raised. I don’t know how they are going to face it and how will I do it. It disheartens me. I think audience is smart. By bringing or focusing on all these things (personal life) you can’t bring audience to theatres. It doesn’t happen.
It certainly looks like Ranbir and Katrina are thorough professionals and do not let anything affect their work. We wonder what is going to happen during Jagga Jasoos promotions!