Anurag not both­ered by Ran­bir, Ka­t­rina’s ‘cold vibes’ on sets

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Ran­bir Kapoor and Ka­t­rina Kaif ’s first film af­ter their break-up has been hit­ting head­lines for their re­fusal to co-op­er­ate with each other on the sets. There were even re­ports that com­mon friend, film­maker Ayan Muk­erji had to be called to the sets to cool down the two. But the film’s di­rec­tor, Anurag Basu says that he has not had any is­sues with the ac­tors and shoot­ing was smooth. “They are very pro­fes­sional peo­ple. There was never a prob­lem be­cause of them. A lot of news came in...which was funny. There was one about them not shar­ing a make up van. But the truth is that they were never shar­ing a van. No ac­tor shares a make up van even if they are dat­ing,” says Anurag.

About re­ports of cold vibes and fights be­tween the two on sets, Anurag says that he doesn’t care even if it hap­pened. “No one was on my set to see any cold vibes. I don’t know whether there were cold vibes or not… I am both­ered about what comes on my screen. Usse pehle and baad, I am not both­ered about how they are.”

In an ear­lier in­ter­view, Anurag had said that casting a cou­ple is a dis­ad­van­tage. Ex­plain­ing the rea­son, he says, “If you are shoot­ing a scene that shows some­one fall­ing in love and if the ac­tors are al­ready in love, then it doesn’t come out well. You have to tell them that there is noth­ing be­tween you..a lot of imag­i­na­tion and home­work needs to be done.”

In­dus­try buzz sug­gests great busi­ness for the film since it re­unites the hit pair that starred in Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Ka­hani (2009) and Ra­jneeti (2010). Add to that the cu­rios­ity to see their chem­istry post the split. “The au­di­ence has be­come very in­tel­li­gent, they can sniff how well a film will do from the trailer . No amount of pro­mo­tions or break-up re­ports can change that.”

They (Ran­bir and Ka­t­rina) are very pro­fes­sional peo­ple. There was never a prob­lem be­cause of them

ANURAG BASU, FILM­MAKER

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