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Ranbir Kapoor says he disagrees with dad Rishi on the latter’s criticism of ‘Jagga Jasoos’


Ranbir Kapoor said he doesn’t agree with Rishi Kapoor’s criticism of his latest “Jagga Jasoos” but feels his father was only trying to protect him. In an interview with a tabloid, Rishi had slammed director Anurag Basu for being “irresponsible” with the film, which was in the making for over three years.

When asked what he thinks of his father’s criticism, Ranbir told reporters, “My father is a very emotional man. Whatever he said was to protect me in some way. I don’t necessarily agree with what he said. “‘Jagga Jasoos’ is something that we worked for three and a half years. We all were aware of what we were doing. Sometimes you succeed, sometimes you fail,” he added.

The actor said he looks at “Jagga Jasoos” as a learning experience and not a failure.”I don’t look at it as a failure, I look at it as a learning. It gave me a lot. The experience of working with Anurag Basu and everyone was very good. I can’t answer for somebody else but I don’t necessarily agree with everything.”

The actor was speaking at the trailer launch of Sanjay Dutt’s comeback, “Bhoomi”. Ranbir is all set to play the titular role in the forthcoming biopic on Dutt to be directed by Hirani. When asked if he is under pressure to deliver with the film, the “Barfi” actor said, “Rajkumar Hirani is one of the finest filmmakers we have. I am happy to work with him because he works really hard on his scripts, very passionately.”

“Having said that, there is no formula to success. Anurag Basu and I worked in ‘Barfi’ which was quite successful. So it isn’t like if you work with this person you’ll get a hit, if you work with someone else, you don’t know what will happen. I am just happy that I am working with such amazing people,” Ranbir added.