Posted by Fenil Seta
DNA (July 13, 2017)
Until Tuesday, just three days ahead of its release, Jagga Jasoos was still not ready. Anurag Basu was yet to complete the post-production work and sources from the Jagga Jasoos team were laying the blame squarely at music composer Pritam Chakraborty’s doorstep.
“The film is an uninterrupted musical. All the conversations are also in song form. Pritam has, as usual, been tardy. Despite the fact that Dada (Basu) and Pritamda are best friends and neighbours, the latter has taken his time with the music. Bits and pieces remained pending until the last moments, leading to a situation of panic and chaos among the post-production team,” says the source.
Incidentally, Pritam is known to take his time on music scores. Recently, Shah Rukh Khan and Imtiaz Ali had to bide their time to get a tune for Jab Harry Met Sejal. If Pritam is responsible for the delay in the completion of the post-production work in Jagga Jasoos, then it is indeed a costly delay.
Apparently, the film’s primary producers, Disney, threatened to sue the co-producers Anurag and Ranbir to the tune of Rs 50 crores for breach of contract before Pritam was persuaded to pull up his socks. Jagga Jasoos will make it in the theatres, after all, but the stress and tension it has caused to its producers will perhaps be remembered for a long time.