Salman Khan Isn't The Reason 'Jagga Jasoos' Has Been Delayed, Says Anurag Basu

29/01/2016 12:09 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012 file photo, Bollywood actor Salman Khan smiles as he stands in front of a poster showing himself and actress Katrina Kaif at a press conference to promote the film 'Ek Tha Tiger' or 'Once There was a Tiger', in New Delhi, India. A Mumbai court ruled that Khan will be tried for homicide for his alleged involvement in a fatal road accident more than 10 years ago. If convicted he faces up to 10 years in jail. The trial will begin on July 19. (AP Photo/ Mustafa Quraishi, File)

MUMBAI -- Filmmaker Anurag Basu has slammed reports claiming that Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is the reason behind the delay in his next directorial venture Jagga Jasoos, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif in the lead.

There were reports that after the alleged break up of the couple, Katrina went to see the Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) star that resulted in the delay of the January schedule of the project.

The 45-year-old Barfi (2012) helmer today took to Twitter to clear his stance on the issue.

"Me blaming Salman for the delay of jagga.:-)HOW WHEN??! Person who created this news shd write fiction we need good writers in the industry," he wrote.

Jagga Jasoos has been in making for over two years with Ranbir playing a detective in it.

The film has been facing a lot of roadblocks with Ranbir-Katrina's alleged split being the latest.

The movie is slated for 3 June, 2016 release.

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