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Jagga Jasoos sequels are possible, hints Ranbir Kapoor

Hinting at the possibility of sequels to his upcoming film opposite Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor has said that the film ends on a cliffhanger and added that second and third parts can be made if the audience accepts Jagga Jasoos.

bollywood Updated: Jul 11, 2017 18:52 IST
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Ranbir Kapoor during a press meet for Jagga Jasoos in New Delhi on July 10.(IANS)

Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor has said the filmmakers are likely to come up with a sequel of Jagga Jasoos since Jagga Jasoos ends on a cliffhanger.

Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor promote Jagga Jasoos at Ryan Public School in New Delhi. (PTI)

However, a lot depends on the reception of the movie after its release this Friday. “We have left the film on a cliffhanger, where it needs a part two or three. If they accept it, then we would love to take the character and the genre forward,” Ranbir, who turned producer for the film, said.

He said their team earlier wanted to do a spin-off or an origin story but the plans were shelved after Jagga Jasoos took more than three years to make. “In the first year when we were working on the film, we thought about a TV show, a prequel like Junior Jagga or a spin-off. But the film took a lot of time and it was a hard film to make.”

He said they were scared for the film due to various reasons - including delays and the much publicised break-up between Ranbir and the movie’s leading actress Katrina Kaif. “It took three-and-a-half years to make the film. We were surrounded by a lot of negativity, like why the film is taking so much time, about Katrina and myself. But we just went with the right intention.”

Jagga Jasoos has also been criticised for its similarity with Tintin due to Ranbir’s hairstyle but the actor said Tintin, Indiana Jones, Sherlock Homes and Byomkesh Bakshi served as the inspiration but the story bears no similarity with them. “These films were Dada’s (director Anurag Basu) inspiration as a child and they were my inspiration as well. There is no similarity between Tintin and Jagga Jasoos other than the fact that they are on the mission and there is a case that he has to solve. I think it is the hairstyle that people are connecting to more. But I would like to believe that it is an original film,” the actor said.

“It (Barfi!) was an open inspiration kind of a film and he (Anurag Basu) was not hiding it. So, I think he has taken it up as a challenge to make a new film which has no references and you will not be able to compare it with anything. People don’t know what the film is about, so there are a lot of things being written,” he aded.

It was during the making of Barfi! that both Ranbir and Anurag decided to collaborate again. “We were going to work on a Kishore Kumar biopic but that did not materialise. I told dada, ‘let’s make a detective film’ and he came up with the idea of a musical, a film for kids, a Disney film in its purest form and adventure genre like Indiana Jones and Tintin, etc. I felt this genre is exciting to act and produce.”

Talking about producing films, Ranbir said, “To become a producer, you require a certain skill set, it’s a professional job and I am not good at it. I am not a people’s person, I can’t manage people, I can’t get things done. I am a little lazy as well. So I am happy with my job as an actor. I would like to direct a film one day. But at the same time I am extremely grateful that I have my name in the credit (list- as producer) on a film like Jagga Jasoos that is breaking the boundaries, the barriers of genres.”

Ranbir, however, clarified that his decision not to produce films is not because of the delays in Jagga Jasoos.

He is co-producing the film with Anurag and has floated a company with him called Picture Shuru Productions. Disney is also one of the producers of the movie.

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First Published: Jul 11, 2017 18:23 IST