Director Anurag Basu and actor Ranbir Kapoor have been working together for their upcoming film, Jagga Jasoos, and the filmmaker is unfazed by the actor's poor run at the box office as he says he prefers to work with a risk taker like him than a 'boring' actor like Salman Khan.
Yes, you read it right! Basu, who has earlier directed Ranbir in Barfi, said he admires Ranbir's experimental nature the most and criticized Salman by saying "I am glad there is an actor like Ranbir who is taking the risk. There are not many actors, who would do it. He is not like Salman who is doing same thing film after film. He is boring. How can you do that? At least he (Ranbir) is experimenting with his craft, he is pushing the envelope, and he is taking the risks,"
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Well, it is quite shocking to hear when a popular director gives such a bold statement, that too against the Superstar of Bollywood. Later, the director also said that Ranbir's risks may not be paying off the way he would want it to, but at least as an actor he is getting the satisfaction of doing varied roles. "It is not paying off but at least he is getting the satisfaction of doing those films. He is playing different characters, they are so different form each other. Very few actors do that," he said.
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The filmmaker was also seen taking Ranbir's side for his back to back flops Roy and Bombay Velvet. On that he said, "In India people blame actors for the failure of a film. But it is not up to them, it is the director. But still people blamed Ranbir."
Click on the gallery to check out unseen pics of Ranbir-Katrina from the sets of Jagga Jasoos and also read some inside gossips related to the film!
Ranbir & Katrina have earlier worked together in films including Ajab Prem Ki Ghajab Kahaani and Rajneeti and now the duo is working together for Anurag Basu's flick, Jagga Jasoos.
Ranbir On Jagga Jasoos
Recently, Ranbir was quoted as saying, "Jagga Jasoos is being made for the past two years and if it doesn't release, I will be ruined. I am the producer! Hopefully the film should release sometime in June next year."
Earlier, rumours were rife that things are not smooth between Katrina and Anurag but the producer Sidharth Roy Kapoor denied the reports and had said, "It is hilarious as I was on the sets a day before this news came out. We all - Anurag, Ranbir and Katrina were having great time and next day news that there is problem between them."
Real Life Couple, Ranbir-Katrina
Ranbir and Katrina are not only an amazing on-screen couple but off-screen too and that's why the audiences are expecting that their chemistry in Jagga Jasoos will do wonders at the box-office.
Now, the director Anurag Basu has just given a shocking statement against Salman by calling him a boring actor. We wonder what Salman Khan has to say.