Filmmaker Anurag Basu announced four years ago that he would direct a biopic on one of greats of Indian playback singing Kishore Kumar. But before the film finally gets rolling, which Basu has said would happen only next year, there is a lot that the director has to sort.
It is only recently that Ranbir Kapoor confirmed that he would do the film. Last year, Basu said that the actor would only do the movie if it’s made after 2018 otherwise he would have to go ahead with some other actor. Now, that Basu has got its lead in place, it’s the right script and the legality around the project that need his time and attention.
When asked about the status of the biopic, Basu told reporters, “That is one film which I am really looking forward to. But it’s quite difficult to make a biopic on Kishore Kumar. There are lots of legal things also when you’re doing a biopic. So we are going through all those things, trying to resolve. Ranbir is also looking forward to the film.”
Basu, meanwhile, is busy promoting Jagga Jasoos, which is his second collaboration with Ranbir after their much-loved Barfi. “I love musicals, all adventure stories and had stacks of Tintin… It was just in the back of my mind and the childhood came out. There was no process, no method in it. When you start writing, you discover your childhood. “But musical genre is very tough. So it was challenging and very scary. But that’s what is exciting about filmmaking,” he said. Starring Ranbir and Katrina Kaif, the film that took more than three years to be made is arriving in theatres on July 14.