Not too long ago, Rishi Kapoor lashed out at filmmaker Anurag Basu for the delay in making the Jagga Jasoos. Reportedly, Anurag didn’t work with a script, and they weren’t shown the film before the release either. He was upset that all of Ranbir Kapoor‘s hard work and money went to waste given that Ranbir co-produced this film. He also alleged that Basu was still mixing the audio for the film on Wednesday as Pritam delivered the music only one week before the release.
While Anurag has chosen to not comment on the matter, Pritam spoke with PTI about it.
I have spent enough time in the industry to not believe any interview verbatim. Unless I get a personal message, I don’t believe in anything. Rishi Ji is somebody I respect a lot, he is a senior, I’ve grown up watching his films. On top of it, he is Ranbir’s dad. I am in love with Ranbir for his talent and the person he is.
He also added that Jagga Jasoos was a difficult film to work on.
It was a complicated project and that’s why it took time. It’s not easy to take up a subject like that and live with it for over four years. Anurag is more passionate than I am. All of us did multiple projects during that time but he didn’t do anything else. There was nothing more good, challenging or more fun than Jagga Jasoos. I am really proud of the film. This one is for posterity and I think it will survive time. Anurag is a genius. I’ve worked with so many filmmakers, and he is one of the best we have. He is not only the master in direction and screenplay but also good in all the other aspects of filmmaking.
What are your thoughts? Have you seen the film yet?