Anurag Basu finally reveals what went wrong with Hrithik Roshan & Barbara Mori starrer ‘Kites’
Superstar Hrithik Roshan and Mexican star Barbara Mori starrer ‘Kites’ tanked at the box office. Director Anurag Basu recently opened up about the reason why the movie performed poorly. The filmmaker revealed that it was because of the creative differences between him and Hrithik’s father Rakesh Roshan.
In an interview with Mid-Day, Anurag speaking about his working process said, “Take a film like Gangster. I wanted to shoot in Korea. I asked my producer [Mukesh Bhatt] if I could. He’d be like, ‘Here’s R3 crore – finish the film within it. Now I don’t care if you go to Honolulu, or anywhere else.’ So, I knew my budget; production was in my hands. That’s what I was used to.”
Talking about ‘Kites’, Basu said, “With Kites, it wasn’t like that. I was just going there and directing. And we would discuss how we are going to execute [the scenes]. I was not thinking of market, returns… It started out as a small, indie [film]. It was taking its shape, with four or five people making decisions. Also, my vision and [producer] Rakeshji’s [Roshan] were separate. Eventually, film naa idhar ka raha, naa udhar ka [it belonged to neither an international nor a local audience].” Well, that must have been a huge learning experience for Basu.
Meanwhile, on the work front, Hrithik is rumoured to be starring alongside Saif Ali Khan in the Hindi remake of ‘Vikram Vedha’.