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.