Rishi Kapoor recently lashed out at filmmaker, Anurag Basu for being unprofessional. It hit close to home for him when Jagga Jasoos failed to draw people to the theatres. The loud mouth honest Kapoor placed all the blame on him for the film’s poor performance at the box office. The senior actor is also miffed with the director for not just delaying the film but also disrespecting Govinda by not giving him his due.
In an interview with Bombay Times, when Govinda was asked about the issue, he said, “I want to say, ‘Thank you Rishi sir’. At last, you showed concern. Good blood never speaks wrong. I didn’t react much because I have huge respect for the Kapoor family. Also, I truly feel that it’s the director’s (Anurag) call to do what he wants to do with his film, but a little professionalism is expected. I had no clue what they were up to.
“They were busy with their own things and I wasn’t even informed about it (his ouster from the film). This, despite me doing the film without even charging for it. I was unwell and on drips, but I still travelled to South Africa for the shoot as I didn’t want people to feel that I am unprofessional or making excuses.” Sad & Disappointing!
A lot of questions have been raised against Anurag Basu’s work style by Rishi Kapoor.
Mr. Kapoor said, “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? 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.”
He got candid about how Ranbir was affected by Anurag’s lack of proper planning around the movie to Mid Day, “Ranbir is the producer too, and his neck is in the noose. Who the hell are you [Basu] to do all this? It is ridiculous that a producer hadn’t seen his product a day ahead of the film’s release. You may be the biggest director in the world but nobody would like to work with you because you are irresponsible. There is somebody else’s money involved in this. I trusted you, and this is what you give us? Ranbir hasn’t held back on spending money on it.”