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Rishi Kapoor Slamming Anurag Basu? Not Cool



Rishi Kapoor is an extremely outspoken actor. Known never to mince his words specially  after downing  a peg or two in the night, Rishi has repeatedly savaged his offenders . Once he spent half an  hour ranting to me  about Saif Ali Khan getting the National award.

I never used the taped interview.I knew he would later deny it. Rishi  has now lashed out against Anurag Basu , calling him a  “irresponsible director” and questioning his right to take so long to complete the film.

Rishi Kapoor who is known to shoot off his mouth without thinking  couldn’t have chosen worse time to hit out at Basu, ‘Dada’ to Rishi’s son Ranbir who is very fond of  Anurag . In fact Ranbir  is repeatedly embarrassed  by his father’s penchant for saying more than required.We hear Ranbir is not the least pleased  by his father’s latest outburst against Anurag Basu whose Jagga Jasoos has tragically tanked.

A prominent member of the film’s cast wonders why Rishi Kapoor has picked on  Basu when he is down and out. “We knew it was coming. Mr Kapoor had been fuming against  Dada with anyone who  was remotely connected with  Jagga Jasoos. He had even threatened to beat up Dada if he ever showed his face to Mr Kapoor.”

Dada kept away from getting beaten  up by the angry Daddy. But according to  this source Rishi Kapoor decided to take the swipe when Basu’s film bombed. “Dada is down on the floor right now.Why kick someone when he is  not doing well? Mr Kapoor thinks Dada is an ‘irresponsible director’ I am sure Dada would have seemed like  a responsible director had Jagga Jasoos been a hit.As far as Dada not  showing his film to Mr Kapoor is concerned ,Sanjay Leela Bhansali did not show a frame of Ranbir’s debut film Saawariya to Mr Kapoor  or anyone else.Lately Mr Kapoor was fuming against Shakun Batra for his working style in Kapoor & Sons. But the  minute  the film was accepted by  the audience Rishi changed his tune. Speaking  on behalf of his son ,Rishi Sir reminded  us of what Kangana Ranaut had said vis-à-vis Hrithik Roshan’s father speaking on his behalf. Ranbiris a 30-year old man. Why does he need his father to speak on his behalf? Sadly Rishi has also brought in EktaKapoor, Rakesh Roshan and Govinda to argue his case against Dada.”

Jagga Jasoos’s co-producer Bimal Parekh said, “What Mr Rishi Kapoor has to say about Anurag  Basu is his opinion. He is entitled to it. We’ve received extremely polarized opinions  on Jagga Jasoos .Many have loved it. But just as many have hated it.I don’t know how  much losses the film will make.  But I am proud to  be associated with it.”

​ Anurag Basu only had this to say: “​”I want to avoid making any comments against a senior who also happens to be my friend’s dad.”

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