News|April 20, 2012 10:07 am

Barfi gets delayed once again!

Anurag Basu’s woes continue over Barfi!. First it was the director’s best friend Imtiaz Ali who reportedly took all of Ranbir Kapoor’s dates for Rockstar. Next, Priyanka Chopra’s dates have been a constant source of worry and delay for the project.

The film’s release has been pushed forward twice already. And we now hear that it may not make the August 31 deadline after all. Priyanka Chopra still needs to shoot for two days.

Says a source close to the film,

Only Priyanka’s portion remains to be shot, the film is complete. The producers have already postponed the release from July 13 to August 31 to give Peecee to devote a couple of days. But she’s already started on Zanjeer.

Ranbir is at the end of his patience with the delays. He just wants Barfi to be over. Apparently he has personally requested Priyanka to find the two days in her calendar.

Basu rises to his heroine’s defence.

Our schedules went haywire and all the actors had to re-adjust their dates. Priyanka tried her best to accommodate us. I’m sure she will manage to give us the two crucial days.

Meanwhile, Basu is working on his other leading lady Ileana’s dubbing. Says he,

Ranbir has no dubbing to do since he plays a deaf and mute character. I’m happy to say Ileana’s Hindi has improved and she can confidently dub her own lines. Not bad for a girl who couldn’t speak the language when she started.