RK opens up about the film like never before. Read on!
Ranbir Kapoor has faced the brickbats for his last few failures, but Tamasha has put him right back in the game. The actor, who is receiving accolades for his latest Imtiaz Ali flick is ecstatic. And he has already moved on to his next — Jagga Jasoos, directed by Anurag Basu. Ask him about the film’s delay and he smiles. “It’s one film I’ve grown old with.” In an exclusive chat, Ranbir gives us an insight into the world Basu is creating with JJ!
A new genre
“With Jagga Jasoos, Anurag Basu is trying to bring in a new genre of films to Bollywood. And it’s very interesting for me as an actor to play a young detective who stammers and is on his way to find his stepfather. It’s on the landscape of an adventure film like Indiana Jones or Tintin,” Ranbir told us.
RK reveals, “My character stammers throughout the film. The only time he doesn’t stammer is when he sings. So it has been a really challenging role for me. There are more than 15 songs in the film. It’s a musical so each scene is a song.”
“Working with Anurag Basu is a mess. It’s chaotic. There’s no script, no fixed pattern. I have been shooting for Jagga Jasoos for almost two years now. But there’s mad genius in him which I recognise and I trust him for that.”
“Yes, definitely the endeavour is to make it into a series. But for that, the first film needs to be successful. As of now, we are releasing Jagga Jasoos sometime in June 2016.”
“Working with Anurag involves a lot of creative improvisations. It’s something my grandfather Raj Kapoor used to do a lot in his films. There are advantages and disadvantages to it. The advantage is that the process is very organic and you don’t have pre-conceived notions when you come on to the shoot. The disadvantage is that you are going in it blind. Like when I did Barfi, during the whole film, Priyanka and I would reach the sets and Dada would tell us what scene we are shooting. So during the entire film, Priyanka and I had no clue of what we were doing, but when we eventually saw the film, we realised that okay, it has turned out to be like this. You have to trust the director because he’s the one taking all the pressure. It’s also very scary because I could have a film like Bombay Velvet, where one improvises and you see a result like this. Then you are like, Oh sh*t! I should have taken control. Of course it wasn’t shot like that and it was done with a lot of control, but I am just giving an example.”
Author credit: Nayandeep Rakshit
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