Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif’s much-delayed film Jagga Jasoos finally released at the Box Office last week. The film created a good buzz before its release but could not live up to audience expectations after the release. Jagga Jasoos received a lukewarm response from the audience and has done below the mark business at the Box Office. Who has to be blamed for the same?
Well, known for his blunt reactions, Ranbir Kapoor’s father Rishi Kapoor lashes out at director Anurag Basu’s for film’s debacle. In an interview with Mid-Day, Rishi Kapoor also slammed music composer Pritam.
Calling Anurag Basu an irresponsible director, Rishi Kapoor said, “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? You don’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.”
Asked about why the film wasn’t released in some international markets, Rishi Kapoor blamed Basu again for the same. He said, “It did not release in Singapore because you have to deliver it five days in advance. It did not release in the Gulf on Thursday because it was only delivered to them on Thursday. This is unreasonable and irresponsible. You may be thinking you are making the Taj Mahal, but you are supposed to make it ready on time. Even Pritam delays his submissions. [It was later promoted as] a kids’ film. But, a kids’ film also has to release at the right time, like during the school vacations. At that time too, Anurag Basu wasn’t ready. There’s economics and maths involved. Everything is not just about creativity.”
His anger further added, “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, and this is what you give us? Ranbir hasn’t held back on spending money on it. You 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?”
Well, well, Jagga Jasoos is made on a large of Rs 110 crore budget and being Ranbir Kapoor the co-producer of the film, Rishi Kapoor’s anger is justified.