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By Subhash K. Jha, March 31, 2011 – 11:17 IST
Ranbir Kapoor started shooting with Priyanka Chopra and Ileana D’Cruz for Anurag Basu’s Burfi from March 15…finally! But after much deliberation, alteration and revision in the original concept.
Interestingly the principal actors and the director, not to mention the film’s producer, all need to get themselves and their screen images out of the depressive zone. Anurag Basu’s last film Kites was not only a box-office turkey, it also showed the lead pair committing suicide at the end of the film. Audiences rejected Anurag’s direful dedication to that thing they call love.
Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra’s last outing together was the mega-fiasco Anjaana Anjaani in which both played suicidal souls jumping off bridges, putting plastic bags on their faces, popping pills and seeking every possible means of ending their lives. Understandably the film had anything but a happy ending at the box-office.
Now in Burfi, Ranbir plays a deaf and mute character while Priyanka plays a mentally challenged girl. Not a very happy situation to be in, when your last film about depressed characters has been rejected at the box-office.
Not surprisingly, director Anurag Basu is making Burfi a positive life-asserting film with plenty of humour, music, dancing and singing. Basu has been holed up for some months concentrating on instilling a positivity and laughter into the script.
To begin with, the title of the film was changed from the More >