Govinda's role was chopped off from Jagga Jasoos? Director Anurag Basu reveals reason
Anurag Basu's films have always been scrutinised for controversies. This time it was about why Anurag Basu removed Govinda's role from his musical Jagga Jasoos.
Jagga Jasoos starring Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor may have flopped on box office; but it has been wrapped around many controversies since it's release. It took four years to complete and make it to the theatres, the film saw Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif's break up and now this.
Anurag Basu replied to all controversial questions in an interview with Mid-day and spoke about Govinda's removal. He said, "Govindaji did come with us. With such delays already with the shoot, [there was confusion] if Govindaji is coming on the set, or is he cancelling the flight, or is he taking the fight, or are we cancelling shoot? It was so unpredictable. I couldn't have taken that stress, yaar. We were shooting outdoor in South Africa, everything was lined up. I just had to".
When the incident happened in 2017, Govinda became too furious and took his Twitter account to blow off some steam. He said, "I did my job as an actor, and if the director is not happy, it's completely his call". Later Ranbir Kapoor apologised to Govinda.
Ranbir told DNA, "Unfortunately, the entire track has been chopped off; it is our fault, Basu and mine. We had started this film prematurely without a complete script. The character had completely changed, and the film was taking so long".
When the director was asked about the delay, he replied, "We could have finished a year before. Ranbir was shooting and promoting four films Besharam, Bombay Velvet, Roy, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil during this time. I could have put my foot down and requested him not to. But then, Pritam also wanted time to make music. I didn't know where to balance".