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Hirani not involved in Kites: Anurag Basu

Director Anurag Basu has rubbished reports, which claimed that Roshan ever wanted Hirani to takeover the editing of the much awaited Hrithik Roshan-Barbara Morri starrer Kites.

india Updated: Feb 22, 2010 16:37 IST

KitesDirector Anurag Basu has rubbished reports that producer Rakesh Roshan wanted 3 Idiots helmer Rajkumar Hirani to edit his film Kites. The reports claimed that Roshan wanted Hirani to take over the editing of the much awaited Hrithik Roshan-Barbara Morri starrer, but was turned down.

"I wish the rumours were true. I really respect Raj Kumar Hirani and he is a dear friend too. I would have loved to take his inputs but its too late now, my film was edited locked, sealed and delivered in November last week. I am sure Raju must be having a hearty laugh over it," Basu told PTI.

Roshan has already roped in Hollywood director Brett Ratner of Rush Hour series and X-Men: The Last Stand' fame, to edit the international version of the film.

The much-awaited film will release on May 21 with both Hindi and English versions simultaneously splashing the screens in over 60 countries. The film will be released worldwide by Reliance BIG Pictures and the English version of Kites will be presented and re-worked by Ratner.

The film stars Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan and Mexican actress Barbara Mori besides Kangana Ranaut, Kabir Bedi and Nick Brown. The music is composed by Rajesh Roshan, cinematography by Ayananka Bose and stunt coordination by Hollywood's Spiro Razatos.