Barfi to have “No Sequel”: Anurag ?
September 26, 2012 | As per the sources the UTV producer and Director Anurag Basu who has made it at the Oscars with a big bang of 100 Crores box office collection for his out of the blue loved Film “Barfi” has refused to give any sort of a comment on the Sequel part of Barfi.
Playing the highly appreciated role of “Barfi” Ranbir Kapoor has made it big for the movie to catch all the attention at the Global Platform. As one of the source when asked about the sequel highlighted by saying that “Anurag is in principle opposed to the idea of sequels. He has firmly cut down the suggestion of a Barfi 2. However he is open to renewing Barfi’s life-span in print form and maybe even a television series in animation form. The idea is to take the inspirational aspect of Barfi’s character beyond the parent film.”
Anurag Basu at this question on the Barfi Sequel gave a lightening up statement saying “We are discussing some possibilities. But it’s too early to talk about them. A sequel is definitely out. Where I will take Barfi’s story when he is already dead? If the producers feel comfortable with the idea they’re welcome to do sequel to Barfi. The Bhatts did a sequel to my film Murder. I was not involved with it.”
Commemorating his success at the official entry to the Oscars Anurag Basu being one of the brilliant directors of the country quoted “The Oscar nomination is like a bonus. On the day it was announced I was locked away writing my next script, so I had no clue until late in the night. Let me not be overly modest and let me admit I knew Barfi would be liked by critics and would go to various film festivals. It has already been selected for the Busan, Marrakesh and the Taipei film festival. What took me by surprise was the popular mandate given to Barfi. I never expected it to be so popular. I always looked up to Raj Kumar Hirani for making inspirational films that were warmly embraced by the masses. Now Barfi seems to have done the same.”
The news is in the air that Anurag is all set with his next two scripts which are going to be the best bio-epics on Kishore Kumar and Anand Kumar on an International Portal. Upon this he commented “I first need signatures on legal documents authorizing me to make films on these two very different and dynamic people. I need to have a letter of consent from Anand and Kishore-da’s family. Luckily for me, both the parties are more than happy to have me making films on Anand and Kishore-da. Still, there is a great deal of legality and research to go through. No producer would touch a bio-pic without a legal letter of consent authorizing me to make the film.”
The news has it that Aamir Khan will be the Promotional strategic brand Ambassador for Barfi at the Oscars. He says, “Aamir has experience in how to position an Indian film for the Oscars. We’d be happy to follow his lead. At the moment we’re yet to devise a strategy for the Oscars. Abhi LA door hai.”
Leaving his trust on to his UTV production Team Anurag quotes , “They’ve more experience in the matter. This is my first film that’s going to the Oscars, so I am clueless how one goes about it.”
Let us hope for the best Anurag ! see you at the Barfi 2 sets soon !
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