No issue with Kishore Kumar`s family for biopic: Anurag Basu

Updated: Apr 06, 2013, 15:39 PM IST

Vancouver: Filmmaker Anurag Basu, who is set to direct a biopic on the legendary Kishore Kumar, says there is no problem between the team and the late actor-singer`s family. He clarified that the project is delayed as they are awaiting dates from actor Ranbir Kapoor.

"Kishore Kumar`s biopic is delayed for 2014. This happened because of Ranbir`s dates, not the late singer`s family. He wants to finish two films and then come back," Basu said.

Ranbir will essay the role of legendary singer Kishore Kumar. The actor-director duo has previously worked together on the critically acclaimed and commercially successful ‘Barfi!’.

Basu is all praise for Ranbir, and said: "Ranbir is very special, very effortless, easy going and most importantly, he doesn`t treat himself as special. He is part of the team, and that`s the great feeling which comes with him. So it is a treat to work with him every time."

‘Barfi!’, about a sweet romance between a deaf and dumb Murphy, played by Ranbir, and an autistic girl, essayed by Priyanka Chopra, picked several awards at various events.

However, there was not a single mention of the movie at the recently announced National Film Awards. Basu admits it was a bit disappointing.

"I wanted the film to win a National Award, especially for the role Priyanka Chopra played. But that didn`t` happen, so I am little upset. However, I didn`t get the chance to see the film that won the National Award for best actress. I want Priyanka to win as many awards as possible for her role in the film," he said.

Priyanka earlier won a best actress National Award for her performance in ‘Fashion’.