Bombay velvet is an upcoming crime flick directed by Anurag Kashyap based on the book of Gyan Prakash Mumbai Febles, a historian writer. The story of the film is based on the backdrop of 1960s the film narrates the story of a boxer Johnny Balraj and an aspiring Jazz singer Rosie and the roller coaster rides of their hopes & dreams. The film has the leading roles of Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma & Karan Johar who is playing the negative role for the first time.
According to Anurag he was inspired by the story of L.A. Quartet, a sequence of four crime fiction novels by James Ellroy, set in the late 1940s through the late 1950s in Los Angeles. The novels inspired him to “dig into the dark trenches of the history of Bombay”, where he “found a treasure trove that was never-ending”.
The Bombay Velvet producer chose Goa over the city to city visits for the celebration and promotion of the movie. The producer Karan Johar took the stand saying “This feels like how it’s done in Hollywood,” said Karan, adding, “This will set a precedent for film promotion of the films in bollywood and it will be trend-setting. As a film producer, I’m definitely going to do this often.” The party was organized in the south Goa hotel along with 100 people including the TV crew and Journalist from Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkatta & Ahemadabad. The team comprises of actors Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Karan, Vivaan Shah, Satyadeep Misra and Siddhartha Basu; director Anurag; producers Vikramaditya Motwane and Vikas Bahl; composer Amit Trivedi, writers Vasan Bala and SThanikachalam; and officials of Fox Star Studios, which has co-produced and is distributing the film.
Ranbir Kapoor looked cool, casual & relaxed away from his image of superstar; he was behaving very sober with sitting on the floor and chating with the crew members. “This was my idea,” he said, referring to the “small little party” to celebrate the hard work that has gone behind the period drama, which encapsulates the era of 1960’s. “We felt that if we get everyone together, it’s going to be a nice change. Besides, when we travel from one city to another, we barely get five minutes with each person. But this way, everyone gets to explore the movie in a better way,” said the actor. As a bonus, those in attendance were also given a special sneak peek into seven minutes of the movie, which is due to hit screens on May 15. According the CEO of Fox Studios Vijay Singh It is the time to start making this kind of cinema as the taste of the audience is changing with the time, the content is a king and one has to wait and watch if Bombay Velvet will really be able to impress the audience.
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