Anurag Basu miffed with Salman Khan
Anurag Basu miffed with Salman KhanVarinder Chawla/youtube screenshot

Update: Saturday, 30 January, 10.15 am: 

"Jagga Jasoos" director Anurag Basu took to social media to slam reports which claimed that he blamed Salman Khan for the delay of his film.

"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 tweeted, adding: "If I make a bad film it will flop and if i don't then there are chances that people might like it.Every film has it's own destiny."


Filmmaker Anurag Basu is not a Salman Khan fan and he made this evident when he called him "boring" at an event last year. And now, the director has blamed Salman for delaying his film "Jagga Jasoos", according to

Basu has accused Salman of putting his project "Jagga Jasoos", starring Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, in jeopardy.

"Anurag was drinking with his bunch of friends when the topic of Jagga came up. For some inexplicable reason, he started accusing Salman of putting his project in jeopardy," a source told

Ranbir-Katrina starrer "Jagga Jasoos" has been through a bumpy ride ever since the film went on floors. The film was initially slated to be released in 2015, but got postponed to June 2016. Despite the delay, Basu was confident that the film's shooting would wrap up soon.

"Yes, but Anurag was extremely optimistic about the January schedule. He believed almost 70 per cent of the film will be complete with only 2 schedules left to be done – one in Morocco and the other in Kenya. But now those dates – which were season-specific – have gone for a toss."

While several reports suggested that Ranbir-Katrina's breakup is the reason why the film's shooting has been called off, Basu has a different story to tell.

"In a state of stupor, Anurag said that it was Kat's meeting with Salman at YRF that led to trouble. Everyone was quite taken back- but it was the director saying it. Surprisingly, he gave no reason," the source added.

Well, this is not the first time Basu has targeted Salman. In November last year, he called Salman boring and repetitive.

"I am glad there is an actor like Ranbir who is taking the risk. There are not many actors, who would do it. He is not like Salman who is doing same thing film after film. He is boring. How can you do that?," Basu told Press Trust of India.