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Despite garnering critical acclaim, Anurag Basu's ambitious Jagga Jasoos starring Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif failed to impress the audience and managed to earn Rs. 45 crores in eight days!
While Ranbir chose to stay mum over this, his father Rishi Kapoor lashed out at Anurag on the film's poor performance in an explosive interview to Mid-day. Read on to know more...
Anurag Basu Doesn't Take An Opinion From Anybody
On being asked if he is miffed with Jagga Jasoos not doing well at the box office, Rishi 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 Treat Their Films As Though They' Re Making A Nuclear Bomb
"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 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?"
Anurag Is Such An Irresponsible Director That He Doesn't Complete His Films
"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."
Rishi On Why Jagga Jasoos Didn't Release In Singapore Or Gulf Countries
"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."
Everything Is Not Just About Creativity
"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."
Do you agree with what Rishi Kapoor has to say about Jagga Jasoos' dismal performance?