The clash of egos between estranged lovebirds Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor has taken a new turn. With Katrina not available to shoot for the film, director and producer Anurag Basu of the film Jagga Jasoos suggested that they could shoot with a duplicate for the film and complete the shooting.
But then Ranbir Kapoor did not want to shoot with a duplicate. Anurag Basu is under severe stress and pressure to complete the shoot of the film. So, what does he do? Two duplicates of Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor have been hired and Anurag is shooting a lot of portions of the film from a long distance, using shots of the actors’ backs.
The film’s current release is May, 2017 and the director is trying hard to meet the release date.
The shooting of Jagga Jasoos began by the end of the year 2013 when the Kat-Ranbir romance was moving quickly. And only the romance moved quickly because the film got stuck. Add to that director Anurag Basu who had directed Ranbir earlier in Barfi, who has a habit of reshooting footage which he does not deem fit even after spending loads of money.
Ranbir who started shooting for Jagga Jasoos, then changed his look and physique for Bombay Velvet. They he started filming for Tamasha with ex flame Deepika Padukone. And he shot for Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
The film was earlier slated to release in the month of May, 2015. The release was postponed to August 2015 and then to November that year. Then the makers looked at the last quarter of 2016 after shifting it from June 3, 2016.
Let us hope that even with duplicates in it, the film manages to catch the release date this time around.