Siddharth Roy Kapur: 'Jagga Jasoos' progressing well despite hiccups
'Jagga Jasoos' producer Siddharth Roy Kapur on Monday said the film is progressing well despite some "ups and downs" amid reports that the film got delayed due to break-up between lead actors Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif.
Siddharth Roy Kapur
Initially, 'Jagga Jasoos' was slated to hit screens sometime in October or November 2014, but due to prior commitments by its lead actors the film's release date has been pushed to June and now to August 2016.
"The film is progressing pretty. We are shooting overseas. There are ups and downs (while shooting for a film), but we all want to ensure that the movie turns out to be really good," Siddharth Roy Kapur, producer and MD of Disney India, told reporters here at an event, when asked if falling out of the actors affected the film's shooting.
Roy Kapur, husband of actress Vidya Balan, has seen some rushes of the film, being directed by Anurag Basu, and is quite happy with the outcome. "It (shooting the film) has been (on) a while but we are really happy with whatever we have seen and the footage is spectacular. Anurag Basu is someone who is supposed to be left alone and then he does best," he said.
Roy Kapur was addressing reporters at an exclusive India footage screening of upcoming American film, "The Jungle Book" directed by Jon Favreau. The film stars Indian-American actor Neel Sethi as Mowgli. Actors Priyanka Chopra, Irrfan Khan and Nana Patekar have lent their voices for the Hindi version of Disney's upcoming American release.
Priyanka has lent her voice to 'Kaa', the python, Irrfan to friendly bear 'Baloo', and Patekar to 'Shere Khan'. "Nana Patekar was our first choice for voice over. We wanted to cast known voices to each of these parts because each of these parts are well known. So we want to get voices which are recognised," Roy Kapur said.
"We made up our list and we had our first choice and the second and third and thankfully all our first choices said yes to us. Like Priyanka was saying just to voice 'Kaa' when you have grown up with these characters is something special," he added.