Mumbai: Director Anurag Basu has denied reports that his forthcoming film ‘Barfi!’ is being delayed because of Priyanka Chopra, who is playing the female lead in the movie that also stars Ranbir Kapoor.
"Nothing is getting delayed because of her (Priyanka), she has given a lot of dates," said Anurag Basu at the success party of Onir`s ‘I Am’.
"I have been denying it again and again but these reports keep cropping up. She has already finished her work, only two days work is left and it is merely a patchwork, it`s me who wants to shoot in those two days," he added.
"Barfi!" stars Ranbir as a deaf-mute boy while Priyanka essays the role of an autistic girl. Telugu actress Ileana D`Cruz plays narrator.
The shooting is almost over, said Basu and added: "These are speculations. The film is not getting delayed because of anyone. The film is almost complete, we are just waiting for the right date to be decided by UTV. Even I am waiting for that date."