Mumbai: Anurag Basu, whose last film, the highly acclaimed and successful `Barfi!` came two years ago, won`t have any release this year. His `Jagga Jasoos` is being shot at a slackened pace, while his other projects are on hold till this one project finishes.
Said Basu: "`Jagga Jasoos` was planned as a quickie. But Ranbir Kapoor (who is the film`s co-producer) has been shooting simultaneously for Anurag Kashyap`s `Bombay Velvet`."
"We`ve to shoot `Jagga Jasoos` during the gaps in the shooting of `Bombay Velvet`. We completed one schedule. Now we`ll go into a lengthy schedule from August. By the end of the year the shooting would be complete."
It`s interesting that Basu admits to shooting `Jagga Jasoos` in-between the schedules for `Bombay Velvet`. `Barfi!` had been delayed because it was shot in the spaces provided during the shooting of Imtiaz Ali`s `Rockstar`.
Defending the delays, he said: "Whether it`s Imtiaz during Barfi or Anurag Kashyap during Jagga Jasoos, they are both friends. And besides it`s all Ranbir`s projects, so there is no question of prioritizing wrongly."
Next, Anurag Basu goes into his Kishore Kumar bio-pic.
Basu says he is definitely committed to making that film.
"Ranbir and I are certainly doing it. We`d have gone into it right after Barfi. But then Ranbir got committed to `Bombay Velvet`. So I decided to make `Jagga Jasoos` first. `Kishore` can`t be made in breaks and spurts. It has to be done in one long stretch."
As for the biopic on mathematician Anand Kumar, Kashyap throws the ball in Kumar`s court.
"He is keen, so am I. Anand is in touch with my wife. But where are the papers? He hasn`t signed any contract or legal papers. Unless he gives us official and legal consent to make a film on his life, we aren`t going ahead with it. Making biopics in India without all the necessary papers is very risky," he added.