Filmmaker Anurag Basu has explained why his upcoming film Jagga Jasoos starring Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif has been slightly delayed. The film was schedule to release this year, but due to scheduling conflicts from Ranbir (who was also shooting for Bombay Velvet), the film will now release in mid-2015. “Jagga Jasoos was planned as a quickie,” says the Barfi director to a leading Indian media company. “But Ranbir Kapoor (who is the film’s co-producer) has been shooting simultaneously for Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet. We’ve to shoot Jagga Jasoos during the gaps in the shooting of Bombay Velvet. We completed one schedule. Now we’ll go into a lengthy schedule from August. By the end of the year, the shooting would be complete.”
Anurag was also asked about his plans to make a biopic on legendary singer Kishore Kumar and whether or not it was still on the table. “Ranbir and I are certainly doing Kishore. We’d have gone into it right after Barfi. But then Ranbir got committed to Bombay Velvet. So I decided to make Jagga Jasoos first. Kishore can’t be made in breaks and spurts. It has to be done in one long stretch.”
BollySpice will keep you posted on any further updates regarding this exciting project!