- Jagga Jasoos marks Ranbir Kapoor's debut as a producer
- Ranbir Kapoor said they wanted to make a prequel of Jagga Jasoos
- The film is scheduled to release in theatres on 14 July
Ranbir Kapoor told PTI that they wanted to make a prequel of Jagga Jasoos. However, the plan was shelved as it took over three years to make the film.
"In the first year when we were working on the film, we thought about a TV show, a prequel like Junior Jagga or a spin-off. But the film took a lot of time and it was a hard film to make," PTI quoted Ranbir Kapoor as saying.
"It took three-and-a-half years to make the film. We were surrounded by a lot of negativity, like why is the film is taking so much time, about Katrina and myself. But we just went with the right intention," he added.
The Tamasha actor also clarified that Jagga Jasoos is an 'original film' and that there is no similarity with Tintin.
"There is no similarity between Tintin and Jagga Jasoos other than the fact that they are on the mission and there is a case that he has to solve. I think it is the hairstyle that people are connecting to more. But I would like to believe that it is an original film," PTI quoted Ranbir Kapoor as saying.
Jagga Jasoos is a story of a young detective, played by Ranbir Kapoor, who is in search of his missing father. Katrina Kaif features as his accomplice. The film marks Ranbir's second collaboration with director Anurag Basu. They previously worked together in 2012 movie Barfi!.
"To become a producer, you require a certain skill set, it's a professional job and I am not good at it. I am not a people's person, I can't manage people, I can't get things done. I am a little lazy as well," Ranbir told PTI.
"So I am happy with my job as an actor. I would like to direct a film one day. But at the same time I am extremely grateful that I have my name in the credit (list- as producer) on a film like Jagga Jasoos that is breaking the boundaries, the barriers of genres," he added.
After Jagga Jasoos, Ranbir will feature in actor Sanjay Dutt's biopic, directed by Rajkumar Hirani. He will also feature in Ayan Mukerji's Dragon, opposite Alia Bhatt.
(With PTI inputs)