Why Was Govinda Fired From Jagga Jasoos? Hear It From Director Anurag Basu
Mumbai: Jagga Jasoos, which took four years to be completed and starred Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, had stirred a controversy during its release in 2017 after director Anurag Basu fired Govinda from the film. And this was after the senior Bollywood actor had shot some parts of the film, and his look had also leaked on social media.
Anurag, who had said at that time that the film’s plot had changed, recently opened up on the controversal removal of Govinda from Jagga Jasoos.
“Govindaji did come with us. With delays already with the shoot, there was confusion if Govindaji is coming on the set, or is he cancelling the flight, or is he taking the fight, or are we cancelling shoot? It was so unpredictable. I couldn’t have taken that stress, yaar. We were shooting outdoor in South Africa, everything was lined up. I just had to let go of him,” Anurag revealed in an interview with Mid Day.
Govinda had blasted the makers of Jagga Jasoos – Ranbir was one of the producers — in a series of tweets three years ago.
Ranbir later apologized to Govinda.
“Unfortunately, the entire track has been chopped off… it is our fault, Basu and mine. We had started this film prematurely, without a complete script. The character had completely changed, and the film was taking so long.”
“It is very irresponsible, and very unfair to cast a great legend like Govinda and not do justice to his role. We are apologetic, but it is the best thing for the film so we had to cut that track out.”