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Anurag Basu explains conception of Ranbir Kapoor as 'Jagga Jasoos'

| Updated: Jul 06, 2017 22:45 IST

New Delhi [India], July 6 (ANI): Jagga Jasoos has been in news for all the reasons, be it the fact of seeing ex-couple Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif after their much-talked-about breakup. The movie added yet another fresh layer to Ranbir's body of work. Speaking about the conception of the character of 'Jagga Jasoos,' 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". Talking more about it, he said, "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." Just after the trailer and teasers came out, there was a hullabaloo about Ranbir's hairdo. "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. The film stars Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif in the lead with music composed by Pritam. Disney and Pictureshuru Production's Jagga Jasoos directed by Anurag Basu is set to release on July 14. (ANI)