I had locked Barfi with Ranbir: Anurag Basu

By Hindustan Times

"I had locked this film with Ranbir when 'Barfi' was only one schedule old. I had offered it to him and he liked the idea very much and consented to do it," Basu said. Ranbir will have to change his look to get into the boots of the stalwart singer. "We did some look test of young
Kishore Kumarji on him (Ranbir). We have gone through several such processes before zeroing in on him to play Kishoreda on screen," Basu said.

The film will bring back the black and white era where Kishore Kumar reigned as a comic star and trace his rise in Bollywood's playback scene.

"It is a biopic so we are not taking the liberty to make our own story. There are a lot of things that people don't know about him," Basu said.

Kishore Kumar's son Amit Kumar is involved at every stage to provide inputs for the film, B