Anurag Basu said that the actress underwent “a bit of a training” for the action sequences in the detective film.
He told IANS: “We were in South Africa where Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina both had to do stunt scenes. Ranbir was performing his own stunt.
“I couldn’t get duplicate for one person, so she had to undergo a little bit of training to do the stunts, which were not very hectic.”
Basu teamed up with Ranbir Kapoor for the second time following the success of his last release Barfi! in 2013.
The project is described as a Bollywood comic musical about the adventures of a young detective.
The film has been earmarked as India’s first Disney-branded franchise, with the possibility of merchandising deals and spinoffs including comics, TV and mobile phone apps.
‘Jagga Jasoos’ is scheduled to release next year under the Disney-UTV banner.