- 'Whatever he said was to protect me in some way,' said Ranbir
- 'I don't look at it as a failure,' Ranbir added
- 'I can't answer for somebody else,' he said
Last month, Rishi Kapoor dismissed Mr Basu as "irresponsible" in an interview with mid-day, blaming him for the film's several delays. Jagga Jasoos, also starring Ranbir's rumoured ex Katrina Kaif, was filmed for over a period of three years. "He (Anurag) is such an irresponsible director that he doesn't complete the film. It was supposed to release three times in the past two years, but it kept getting delayed," the senior Kapoor said in the mid-day interview. Mr Kapoor also did not appear to have great things about the film and thought that it could have been abridged by 20 minutes.
Ahead of the film's release, Ranbir, who also produced the film, shared his less-than-pleasant experience as a producer, telling comedy collective AIB that it was a "big mistake." However, in his recent interview, he described working with the director like this: "I don't look at it as a failure, I look at it as a learning. It gave me a lot. The experience of working with Anurag Basu and everyone was very good. I can't answer for somebody else but I don't necessarily agree with everything." Ranbir Kapoor has also worked with the director in the very successful 2012 film Barfi!.
Jagga Jasoos opened to good reviews in July but could only manage to make a shade under Rs 50 crores.
Ranbir Kapoor will next be seen in the Rajkumar Hirani-directed biopic on Sanjay Dutt.
(With PTI inputs)