Contrary to the serious films (Kites, Woh Lamhe, Gangster) that he has directed so far, Anurag Basu’s next is a romantic-comedy titled Barfee. The film is set in the 70’s and showcases the actors is never-seen-before roles.
Ranbir Kapoor plays a deaf and dumb guy. Priyanka Chopra is autistic, much like Shahrukh Khan in My Name Is Khan and the film also stars south Indian actress Ileana D’Cruz.
Initially, Barfee was scheduled to be the first biggie to release in 2012, but the film has now been postponed to May 2012. Talking about delays, Ranbir stated that a couple of schedules had to be moved around due to date problems. However, the shoot of Barfee is back on track and almost 50% complete.
Barfee Release Date – May 2012 (most likely the second week of May, during IPL 2012)