Ranbir’s next tells the story of Bombay

Ranbir’s next tells the story of Bombay After lots of speculation, Anurag Kashyap’s film, “Bombay Velvet”, is set to roll, with Ranbir Kapoor playing the lead. After winning accolades for “Rockstar”, Ranbir is now one of the most sought after names among filmmakers.

Says the actor, “There is no process in selecting the kind of work I do. I’m fortunate to be working with some of the best filmmakers. The script of “Bombay Velvet” just fell into my lap. I read it and I knew immediately that I wanted to be part of Anurag’s grand vision, his innovative storytelling, his movie-making process; everything that he does so perfectly.”

He adds, “It’s too early for me to reveal anything more. All I can say is that I wouldn’t miss the opportunity to work with Anurag.” The film tells the story of how Bombay became a metropolis, and is set against the backdrop of love, greed, violence and jazz. It will recreate the city in its glory, from the 50s to early the 70s, and is all set to go on floors in October. Director Anurag Kashyap says, “”Bombay Velvet” is my first film in the trilogy set against Bombay, the city, before it became a metropolis. It’s a story that’s always fascinated me, and we have been developing it for about four years. I am very excited that now, it’s fully ready, and we begin shooting this year.”

The film is based on historian Gyan Prakash’s “Mumbai Fables”, and written for the screen by Gyan Prakash, S Thanikachalam, Vasan Bala and Anurag Kashyap. The much sought-after Amit Trivedi will provide music for the film, including a few original Hindi jazz tracks, which will be created in a New Orleans’ studio.


  1. sputnik 10 years ago

    Ranbir Kapoor’s look from Bombay Velvet

  2. sputnik 10 years ago

    Karan Johar tweeted that Bombay Velvet is going to release on 28th November.

    “Anurag Kashyap’s Labour of love,passion and glory!! 28th November 2014..at EVERY theatre near you”

    • Bored 10 years ago

      After Besharam disaster Ranbir’s film wudnt compete with any Khan biggie. Wonder whats stopping SRK to release HNY on Jan 1, 2015? No guts for a face-off with Aamir film? He will soon b 50 yr old, yaar ab toh ‘Mard’ ban jah?

      Comon SRK, u can do it!

  3. Bored 10 years ago

    First victim Salman (Jai Ho) n now Ranbir (Bombay Velvet): Aamir Khan’s Arm-Twisting

  4. sputnik 9 years ago

    Revealed: The story of Bombay Velvet

    Being the magnum opus of Anurag Kashyap, Bombay Velvet has been in the news for a lot of its intriguing elements. The first is the fresh pairing of Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma and the second is that the multi-talented producer Karan Johar is making his acting debut as a villain in the film.

    And now, Bollywood Hungama brings you some more exclusive scoop from the film. It is a well known fact that Ranbir Kapoor will be seen in the role of a street fighter at the docks who later on climbs the ladder of success and becomes a business tycoon. Bombay Velvet takes us back to the Mumbai in the 50s and 60s when it was re-created as the city of dreams. Ranbir, a street fighter (as mentioned above) takes up the construction business and becomes the man behind creating one of the plushest localities of Nariman Point in South Mumbai. While creating such an expensive part of the city is not a cakewalk, he is faced with many obstacles and one of them is his arch rival played by Karan Johar. Karan will be seen playing the role of a Parsi man and the otherwise clean shaven Karan Johar will also be seen sporting a moustache for his character in the film. Adding to Ranbir’s woes, Karan’s character will be in love with the girl Ranbir falls for, that is, Anushka Sharma, who plays the role of a jazz singer. Though the film is about Mumbai, it has been extensively shot in Sri Lanka where the city was re-created.

    Produced by Fox Star Studios and Phantom Productions, Bombay Velvet also stars Naseeruddin Shah, Kay Kay Menon, Raveena Tandon, Siddharth Basu and it is slated to release on May 15, 2015.


    • Baba 9 years ago

      nothing has been revealed in this which was not known

      • sputnik 9 years ago

        There is only one thing that was not known before 🙂

        “Karan’s character will be in love with the girl Ranbir falls for, that is, Anushka Sharma”

        • Baba 9 years ago

          Have u read the report that said rishi wanted bv to,be shelved after seeing the rough cut?

        • sputnik 9 years ago

          No. But I just saw this video now and Ranbir is saying that Anurag has got it done but that he feels like there are some rough edges and that they want to correct that.

  5. sputnik 9 years ago

    Thelma Schoonmaker Editing Int’l Cut of Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Bombay Velvet’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Triple Oscar-winning film editor Thelma Schoonmaker is working on an international cut of Anurag Kashyap’s “Bombay Velvet,” Variety has reliably learned. Prerna Saigal, editor of Danis Tanovic’s “Tigers” is cutting the longer Indian version.

    Schoonmaker is best known for her long time collaboration with Martin Scorsese and her work with him has won her Oscars for “Raging Bull,” “The Aviator” and “The Departed.”

    Kashyap has been a long-term admirer of Scorsese’s work. Scorsese in turn has been appreciative of Kashyap’s films and had sent him a letter in which he said he “thoroughly enjoyed” the director’s “Dev D” and “Gangs of Wasseypur,” and found them “exciting and inspiring.”

    Set in the 1960s, “Bombay Velvet” is based on Gyan Prakash’s book “Mumbai Fables.” The $16 million budgeted film revolves around a boxer, a jazz singer and a media mogul and the parts they play in the murky events surrounding the creation of Mumbai’s central business district. Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and filmmaker Karan Johar, marking his first full-length acting role after a few cameos, are starring.

    Fox Star Studios India and Phantom Films are producing the film. Fox Star followed a similar approach with “My Name Is Khan,” directed by Johar, where a longer version was released in India and traditional Bollywood markets, and a shorter cut played internationally.

    Kashyap, who is an icon of Indian cinema’s burgeoning indie movement, last week spoke at Film Bazaar in Goa. There he described “Bombay Velvet” as a “studio movie, made for the commercial market.” He said it is due for a May 15 release in India and he expects to complete delivery to the producers by mid-March.

    Fox Star Studios told Variety the film’s festival strategy has “not yet been decided.”


  6. Baba 9 years ago

    “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,” said Anurag.”


  7. sputnik 9 years ago

    First Look Teaser Poster of Johnny Balraj from Bombay Velvet. First look is going to be out tomorrow.

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