Anurag Basu wraps up Hrithik Roshan starrer Kites


MUMBAI: Director Anurag Basu has wrapped up the shooting for the Hrithik Roshan starrer Kites today (10 March). The director was out location hunting for the last few scenes since the previous evening. After scouring the place, he finalized the multiplex of Fun Republic in Mumbai’s suburban area of Andheri. Unlike most directors, each location of Kites has been personally supervised by Basu. “But isn’t that the way it is supposed to be?” queried the director, who has made films like Murder and Life in a Metro.

Basu tells, “Today I wrapped up the shooting of Kites. Apart from one day of patchwork, the film is complete.” Starring Hrithik Roshan, Kangana Ranaut and Barbara Mori, today’s filming only has Hrithik completing his portions. The film will move into post production after this.

However, the big budget movie is giving Basu sleepless nights. “Prior to this the budget of my films was a small and in the range of Rs 4 – 5 crores and recovering that kind of money is relatively easy than what I have got into this time. Today, I have made a film, which is almost Rs 50 crores and that’s giving me sleepless nights.”

Kites has been extensively shot in Las Vegas, Mauritius and Mumbai. The film will be simultaneously released in English and Hindi. And for both Hrithik Roshan and Anurag Basu, along with the film’s producer, Rakesh Roshan (Filmkraft Productions), there is a lot riding at stake. The movie will be released by Reliance BIG Pictures.