Director Anurag Basu who has been riding high on the success of his last movie, Barfi!, was really excited with his future plans. While he started his own film production company with Ranbir Kapoor, titled Picture Shuru Productions, and was making ‘Jagga Jasoos’ with him in the lead, he had plans of working with King Khan as well. And our King Khan had given his nod as well. So keen he was to work with Anurag that he wanted to release the Anurag Basu directed movie before his ‘Happy New Year’ arrives. But as they say, `the best things are never arrived in haste’.
Ranbir Kapoor, as reports suggest, has slackened their plans. Earlier, he was planning to release Jagga Jasoos with SRK’s ‘Happy New Year’ and then with Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Bang Bang’, but now, there seems to be a change in his plans. He, now, has decided to advance the release. He wants to bring JJ before his ‘Bombay Velvet’ releases on Christmas, and even before SRK’s ‘Happy New Year’ releases. And due to this same decision, Anurag will have to direct ‘Jagga Jasoos’ first, making SRK wait in the queue.
The last time both the stars had locked horns was way back in Diwali 2007, releasing ‘Om Shanti Om’ and ‘Saawariya’ on the same date, and everyone is well aware of the fate of both the movies. While ‘Om Shanti Om’ had raced to become a superhit, Ranbir’s ‘Saawariya’ was a complete wash at the box-office.
So what do you think will be the fate of these two movies? Has Ranbir taken a wrong decision by upsetting Shahrukh? Or Shahrukh should be afraid of Ranbir’s rising stardom? Only box-office results will say!