The thing about Bollywood breakups is that while they’re great for TV channels — lots of gossip and crazy TRPs — they’re awful for the movie business. Producers lose money and directors lose patience. Big budget projects get shelved indefinitely because the “stars” can’t seem to differentiate between the personal and the professional and fail to adjust their attitudes accordingly. But then again, Bollywood stars have never been known for their professionalism!
Just such a thing happened to Anurag Basu’s ‘Jagga Jasoos’, which was first slated to be released in 2014. Owing to scheduling conflicts and, well, the fact that the lead actors had a nasty breakup and therefore refused to work with each other, the movie has been delayed by a good two years.
There are no problems. It’s going really well. There are only a few days of shoot left. Whether it is Katrina or Anurag (Basu) or myself, all of us are working our hearts out for it. I am extremely excited about the film. The first look and teaser will be out next month.