Ranbir Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor, Anurag Basu

Ranbir Kapoor’s last release ‘Jagga Jasoos’ directed by Anurag Basu didn’t garner the desired numbers at the box office and received mixed reviews. Sadly, as the movie tanked at the box office, director Basu was held responsible for its failure.

Ranbir Kapoor’s father, Rishi Kapoor even lashed out at Basu in an interview with a tabloid. So today, at the trailer launch of ‘Bhoomi’, Ranbir Kapoor was quizzed about his father’s comments against Anurag Basu. Ranbir replied saying, “If you see my father is a very emotional man. I think whatever he is saying was to protect me in somewhere from where he was coming from. I don’t necessarily agree with that he did or what he said. We worked on ‘Jagga Jasoos’ for 3 years and we all knew what we were doing and how it was being made. Sometimes you succeed, sometimes you fail. I don’t look at it as failure. I look at it as a learning. I think it has given me an experience with Basu. I cannot answer for somebody else but I don’t necessarily agree with anybody else.” (Also Read: Why is Imtiaz Ali calling Ranbir Kapoor the biggest disaster? Read it here)


Rishi had blamed Basu for the failure of the film by saying, “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 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.”

Well, we quite agree with what Ranbir has to say.