This filmmaker is unfazed by the Ranbir Kapoor’s poor run at the box office. In fact, the director adds that he prefers to work with a risk-taker like him than a “boring” actor like Salman Khan. kathina kaif chose Ranbir Kapoor over Salman Khan in a personal relationship, even filmmaker Anurag Basu would do the same but for professional reasons. Basu, who is yet again collaborating with Ranbir, for his next film Jagga Jasoos is unfazed by the actor’s poor run at the box office. In fact, the director adds that he prefers to work with a risk-taker like him than a “boring” actor like Salman Khan.
Basu, who has earlier directed Ranbir in Barfi!, said he admires Ranbir’s experimental nature the most. “I am glad there is an actor like Ranbir who is taking the risk. There are not many actors, who would do it. He is not like Salman who is doing same thing, film after film. He is boring. How can you do that?,” Basu told PTI on the sidelines of NFDC Film Bazaar.
The director said Ranbir’s risks may not be paying off the way he would want it to, but at least as an actor he is getting the satisfaction of doing varied roles. “It is not paying off but at least he is getting the satisfaction of doing those films. He is playing different characters, they are so different form each other. Very few actors do that,” he said Ranbir’s last two releases Besharam and Bombay Velvet bombed at the box office but Basu feels it is not the actors fault. “In India people blame actors for the failure of a film. But it is not up to them, it is the director. But still people blamed Ranbir.
Jagga Jasoos, which also also stars Katrina Kaif, is set to hit the screens next year.