Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor will next be seen in the role of the legendary singer Kishore Kumar in Anurag Basu’s upcoming biopic on the life of Kishore Kumar. Tentatively titled ‘Kishore’, the film is finally on the verge of seeing daylight after wait of around five years. Ranbir required to give dates for this project at a stretch as capturing Kishore Kumar’s life in the chronological essence is necessary. However, the actor was unable to give so many dates at a stretch and hence, the project was pending.
The problem of dates has finally been resolved. Talking about this, Anurag Basu said “Ranbir and I are certainly doing ‘Kishore’. We’d have gone into it right after ‘Barfi’. But then Ranbir got committed to ‘Bombay Velvet’. So I decided to make ‘Jagga Jasoos’ first. ‘Kishore’ can’t be made in breaks and spurts. It has to be done in one long stretch.” Penned by writer-director Somik Sen, the biopic of Kishore Kumar is waiting for the approval from the family of Kishore Kumar. Amir Kumar, the elder son of Kishore Kumar, told the makers that everything to be included in this biopic needs to have consent of their family before presenting it on the big screen. The filmmaker Basu planned to give Amit Kumar the creative control over this film. The tracks to be included in this film will be picked up by Amit Kumar, Sumeet Kumar and their mother Leena Chandavarkar, reportedly.
A source close to the development of this project stated “Initially Anurag Basu fought off Amit Kumar’s claims as far as he could. But then matters came to such a head where it was either Kishore Kumar with Amit or no Kishore Kumar at all. Anurag decided to drop the project at one point, rather than let Amit have the final say in the content. But now Anurag has agreed to Amit Kumar’s conditions.”
The buzz revealed that Anurag and Ranbir were not much glad about all these conditions imposed on their biopic project. Talking about this, a source said “But the choice was between making the film with pre-conditions or not making it at all. Both Anurag Basu and Ranbir Kapoor have decided it’s better to realize their dream project even with someone breathing down their necks rather than giving up the dream.”