Tough for cou­ples to ro­mance on­screen: Anurag

If the ac­tors are lovers in real life, it gets dif­fi­cult for them to bring their chem­istry on screen

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - Anurag Basu, film­maker

Film­maker Anurag Basu (above), who is work­ing with ac­tor Ran­bir Kapoor and his girl­friend Ka­t­rina Kaif in his next film, says that cast­ing real-life cou­ples in a film is of­ten a dis­ad­van­tage, as it is dif­fi­cult for them to ro­mance on-screen.

The up­com­ing de­tec­tive com­edy-drama will re­unite Basu with his Barfi star and this is the first time the di­rec­tor is helm­ing a project with Ka­t­rina as the fe­male lead. “Hav­ing a real-life couple is not an ad­van­tage, but rather a dis­ad­van­tage. The ac­tors know each other so well and are lovers in real life too, so it gets dif­fi­cult for them to bring their chem­istry on screen. That’s why this (film) is go­ing to be very chal­leng­ing,” says Basu.

Mean­while, the di­rec­tor says that the film is not de­layed and it was sup­posed to come af­ter Ran­bir’s other projects — Bom­bay Vel­vet and his re­cently re­leased Im­tiaz Ali di­rec­to­rial, as the ac­tor prefers to have a gap of six months be­tween his two movies. “We have not yet shot the whole film. Ran­bir is shoot­ing Karan Jo­har’s film. I have only shot for a few days when he (Ran­bir) was free. When I started my film, I knew this is go­ing to be my sched­ule, as Ran­bir keeps a gap of six months be­tween two films. No ac­tor would release two films back-to-back. So, this was the chronol­ogy that was sup­posed to hap­pen.”

There has been a lot of spec­u­la­tions about the new film, but Basu is not com­plain­ing, as he feels that it is a good sign and shows that peo­ple are curious about the project. “It is good that spec­u­la­tions are there, it shows peo­ple are curious about the film,” he says.

PHOTO: YO­GEN SHAH

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