Well it might be quite shocking however the handsome hunk Ranbir Kapoor wasn’t Anurag Kashyap’s first call for the Bollywood forthcoming film ‘Bombay Velvet’. Director Anurag approached a series of actors from Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan to Saif Ali Khan ahead of the Barfi Actor Ranbir Kapoor.
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Bollywood movies director Anurag Kashyap stated that he required a Big name to hoist money for the film, which as per him is the tightest film of his career. In a conversation, Anurag Kashyap revealed that ‘Bombay Velvet’ was expensive from the beginning. It is the most tight budget film of my career. It is a Rs 300 crore movie that we have made into Rs 90 crore. I wanted someone who was not only a good actor but also made it possible for me to raise that kind of money,”
“My first choice when I wrote the film in 2006 was Saif Ali Khan. From there it went to Aamir and Hrithik. This film has gone around before landing with Ranbir. We also tried to make it with Ranbir Singh but we could raise only Rs 40 to 50 crore,” added Anurag.
Karan Johar Will Surprise Everyone, Confirms Anurag KashyupThe film ‘Bombay Velvet’ is based on ‘Mumbai Fables’ Gyan Prakash’s book and was initially scheduled to release this year however the film is now speculated to in release in May next year. The film depicts story of Mumbai turning metropolis and for portraying 1950s and 60s Mumbai, Sri Lanka is chosen.
The other biggest highlight of the film ‘Bombay Velvet’ is the presence of ace filmmaker Karan Johar flaunting his full-fledged acting skills in a negative character for the first time.
“I feel directors make great actors. A director is the only guy who does not come asking for instructions as he knows where the camera is and what he is supposed to do. Karan will surprise everyone as there is no trace of Karan in his performance.”
“There are a lot of stories but people will know the truth only when ‘Bombay Velvet’ comes out. It is still a very real film despite being expensive. I have not spent money on something where people fly through air. Nothing flies in my film except birds” quoted the director.
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