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Anurag Basu: Remaking Ranbir Kapoor’s Jagga Jasoos into a web show is enough to give me the chills

The director shares his take on remaking the not-so-successful entertainer into a show for the OTT platforms

Samayeshwari Vithaspa
Sep 02, 2021
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Anurag Basu on the possibilities of Jagga Jasoos as a web show

Director Anurag Basu revealed that he has been getting offers from OTT platforms to remake the Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif’s Jagga Jasoos as a web series. He said that the idea of making the movie into a web show gives him the ‘chills’.

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Still of Anurag Basu, Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif

Jagga Jasoos was a dream project for Anurag. However, the film’s concept didn’t work with the fans and this led to it failing at the box office.

According to a report in Mid-Day, Anurag mentioned that he has been getting offers for two years to convert the entertainer into a web series. He talked about Jagga Jasoos not doing well at the box-office, which led to his uncertainty on remaking the movie into a web series.

The filmmaker talked about the eagerness shared by music director Pritam to work on the web show and his interest in the idea. He mentioned that he was in a “weird frame of mind” on making the web show, after his dejection of the movie not working out. “The idea of starting Jagga all over again is enough to give me the chills,” says the director.

Anurag also shared his intent on working with Ranbir in the future, but is faced with a snag due to the actor’s busy working schedule. The director is currently working on a project for a big OTT platform after the success of his anthology movie Ludo. The movie earned the director an award for his work at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.

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