Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif starrer 'Jagga Jasoos' was in the making for the last three years until it finally released on July 14. Much to the hype, the film didn't perform so well at the Box Office and only managed to mint around INR 45 crores in a span of eight days.
With the film turning out to be a disaster at the Box Office, Ranbir, who is also the producer of the film, has remained mum on the issue. However, father Rishi Kapoor in a recent interview lashed out at director Anurag Basu and blamed him for the film turning out to be a dud.
When a leading tabloid asked Rishi if he was unhappy with the film, the veteran actor said, "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.
He further 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.
Also talking about Govinda's debacle with the makers of 'Jagga Jasoos', Rishi added, "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)
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Well, we wonder what Ranbir and director Anurag Basu has to say about this. CREDITS: MID-DAY