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Jagga Jasoos is my childhood playing on the screen: Anurag Basu

Talking about Ranbir Kapoor’s hairstyle in Jagga Jasoos, Anurag Basu says it is a coincidence that it matches that of Tintin.

bollywood Updated: Jul 07, 2017 17:18 IST
Anurag Basu has directed Jagga Jasoos that stars Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif.
Anurag Basu has directed Jagga Jasoos that stars Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif.

Speaking about the conception of the character of Jagga Jasoos, director Anurag Basu took a walk down the memory lane and shared, “When I was a child, I had stacks of Tintin’s comics in my room. I used to love adventure stories when I was a kid. The setting and details of such stories often stay at the back of your mind and resurface when you are creating something of your own. Jagga Jasoos is my childhood playing on the screen.”

The film stars Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif in the lead with music composed by Pritam.

Just after the trailer and teasers came out, there was a hullabaloo about Ranbir’s hairdo.

Ranbir and Katrina in a still from Jagga Jasoos.

“I am aware that the hairdo is the most obvious point of discussion,” said Basu, adding, “I wanted to give Ranbir a unique hairdo. This look wasn’t my first choice. When we started trying out different looks, there was one we liked, but it did not make him look very child-like, which was an essential. No other look, apart from this one, matched our narrative. It’s a coincidence that it is the same as that of Tintin.”

Anurag Basu said that even after the whole industry appreciated his previous release Barfi, his daughter didn’t really like it. Now, he wanted to make something which children can attach to.

Talking about the vision of the film, Anurag Basu noted, “During my children’s vacation, I am compelled to show them Hollywood films that cater to children, because Bollywood doesn’t produce sufficient films for them. So, I wanted to make a film that children can enjoy, one that the entire family can watch and enjoy together. I sincerely believe we should make films that cater to all. It’s tough, but we should try.”

The film is an adventurous drama where Ranbir’s character is on the look for his missing father. The film’s trailer and the newly released songs Ullu ka Pattha and Galti se Mistake and Jhumri Telaiya have left the audiences in anticipation and people are eager to witness the world of Jagga Jasoos.

Disney and Pictureshuru Production’s Jagga Jasoos directed by Anurag Basu is set to release on July 14.

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