Anurag to go ahead with Kishore biopic even if Ranbir is un­avail­able

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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.

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

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