Anurag Basu opens up on firing Govinda from Ranbir Kapoor’s Jagga Jasoos: I couldn't have taken that stress

Updated on Dec 28, 2020 03:01 AM IST  |  1.5M
Anurag Basu opens up on firing Govinda from Ranbir Kapoor’s Jagga Jasoos: I couldn't have taken that stress

After three years of Jagga Jasoos which starred Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor in the lead role, Bollywood director Anurag Basu broke his silence on the controversial removal of actor Govinda. For the uninitiated, Govinda was roped in to play a key role in Jagga Jasoos and even shot some scenes. However, he was later fired from the movie. On the other hand, the film took four years to complete which the director himself admits was too long and was not able to create any magic among the audience.

In an interview to Mid Day, the Barfi director Anurag Basu addressed the controversy surrounding Govinda’s exit from the movie and 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 [let go of him]."

Back then Govinda was very disappointed by the behaviour of Anurag and expressed his feeling on Twitter. In the series of tweets, he wrote, “I gave full respect to the Kapoor family. I did the film because he is my senior's son. I was told I will get the script. I was told they will narrate the film in South Africa and I dint even charge my signing amount made no contracts. I was unwell and on drips but still, I traveled to South Africa and did my shoot.”  

He had further added, “There were various negative stories and negative articles only for GOVINDA and that's how the film was remembered for 3yrs. I did my job as an actor and if the director is not happy it's completely his call.”

Meanwhile, Ranbir Kapoor also said that Jagga Jasoos was his bad decision as a producer. He had even apologized to Govinda for chopping his role.

Also Read: Abhishek Bachchan on working with Anurag Basu in Ludo: Dada & I prefer silences in our scenes


Anonymous : The movie tanked, oh really PV? Why then half billion views on youtube if it disappointed? PV be careful in movie critic role, you are falling short.
REPLY 5 8 months ago
Anonymous : Sadly the industry has not respect for govinda if i khan had been making trouble no one would have bat an eyelid. Justice for govinda
REPLY 21 8 months ago
Anonymous : First you get Justice for Sushant.
REPLY 3 8 months ago
Anonymous : seriously
REPLY 1 8 months ago