Anurag to go ahead with Kishore biopic even if Ranbir is unavailable
Filmmaker Anurag Basu (right) says even if Ranbir Kapoor (left) is unable to give dates for the biopic on legendary actor-singer late Kishore Kumar, he might start the film with another actor.
“It (biopic on Kishore Kumar) is not shelved. I don’t know with whom I will make and when exactly. After Sanjay Dutt biopic Ranbir will be busy with another film. I don't want to wait for too long for the film, so if he can’t give dates this year then I will go with someone else (another actor),” says Basu, who is keen to start the film by this year-end.
The Barfi! (2012) director is all charged up for his next directorial venture, starring Ranbir and Katrina Kaif. “We will talk and promote the film in the right way. People are aware about things. They will see it and judge it,” he adds.
His next film has been at the centre of controversies, because of its delay and the rumoured break-up of its lead actors. “When I started shooting, I knew there will be some delay. There is a delay of eight months. There was a stop gap as Ranbir used to work in between his other films while Katrina was spending time with family. There are a lot of things in media but the lead actors haven’t told us that they will not promote it together,” Basu says.