Bombay Velvet is considered to be a Magna Opus of filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, which encompasses a number of interesting facts about the film and people surrounding the movie. The movie has Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar in the lead roles and is a crime drama of sixties, which got inspired by the popular book called Mumbai Fables written by Gyan Prakash. The filmamkers have maintained a unique essence towards the film having a retro look and feel along with vintage props. Now, let’s check the top 10 interesting facts about Bombay Velvet as under:
1). Karan Johar Does his acting Debut
Though Karan Johar was seen in a couple of movies, but his character of Kaizad Khambatta one of the uncanny business, the filmamker makes his formal entry into the films in acting domain, which according to the filmmaker has done really well. Though his character is of a grey shade, yet his performance can be checked over the trailer as well. He is seen experimenting with his looks for this anticipated film seen sporting a moustache on his face. As per reports, he seems a bit nervous about his character and the way the audience will take it. Though you often find him in black, but this man is seen wearing a number of colours in this film. Wait and Watch!
2). Anusha in a heavy dress of 35 kgs
Anushka Sharma is seen in completely a new avatar. As per reports, she would be seen wearing a very heavy kind of outfit. You will find her green gown, which weighs around 35 kgs. Yes you heard it right, she will be seen in such a heavy dress, which complicated to act yet she managed to work with it giving her the best over the silver screen. This is the perhaps the first time she has ventured with a heavy outfit
3). Ranbir Says to BV Promotion
Believe it or not, but the man in the lead role denied promoting the film. The triailer came out with mixed reviews. As per reports, Rishi Kapoor was seen rejecting the film, which has made his son to deny to promote the film. As per media reports, Ranbir is not very much pleased about his looks in this period drama film and thus was seen giving his dates to other production companies for his next films. Thus the responsibility of promoting the film went to Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar, however, the filmakers are seen trying to rope him for the promotion.
4).Karan Johar supervised BV’s final edit
As the first promo of Bombay Velvet received mixed response, hence in the next set of promos, the filmamker was seen doing some experiments with it. As per reports, the promos of the final editing of these promos were carried out Karan Johar. As per reports, Anurag used to hate Karan before knowing him, but as the two got friends he not only roped in Kjo in his film but also been seeking his advice in various things he did in his magnus opus film called BV.
5). BV Trailer released with a unique style
The trailer of this film was released in a very different way. Considering the big buzz of Cricket World Cup, the trailer was released durign the broadcast of the India-Bangladesh knock out match, which was sheduled on 19th of March. The fans were able to catch the glimpse of Anushka Sharma and Virat simultaneously on the TV channels.
6). Raveena Tandon Back in news with BV in Bollywood
After disappearing for a while, Raveena Tandon was seen making her comeback with Bombay Velvet. However, as per reports, the actress has said no for the apperance in the said movie. She went on the extent of rejecting another film by AK called Return Gift, which is directed by Vikas Bahl. Anurag offered her the role but she deined, while Raveena has nothing to say about the same. So is she is in or out is still mystery, which will be revealed only when the movie will hit the theatres.
7). BV – with sheer quality
Anurag Kashyap has said a lot about his movie BV, which has made the film the most awaited one. The director is known to have his own fixed fan following, which never misses any single movie AK comes with. He seems to have left no stone unturned to keep his film the most happening. Right from designing interesting posters, teasers, sets and many other things, he is all set to embark with incredible movie, which will par in quality releasing this Friday.
8). Too Many Delays
Bombay Velvet has been known for pushing up the release date, which was orignally decided to hit on 28th of November 2014. However, it got delayed due to post production issues, which brought forth a new date May 15th. Though the rumour mills kept on claiming that the film would be postponed again, but AK came forward rubbishing all these claims the gave his final seal on 15th of May 2015.
9). BV Characters
Anurag Kashyap is known to embark with interesting characters in his movies and BV is no exception. You can find Ranbir playing the character called Johnny Balraj, while Anushka Sharma is playing the character of a jazz singer called Rosie Noronha. You have Karan Johar playing the cunning businessman called Kaizad Khambatta and then you have Kay Kay Menon a smart cop role and the last comes Raveena Tandon, which is in the film still unknown.
10). Money Matters
BV is among the most ambitious ventures of Anurag Kashyap till date. A man who is known to shoot films using Gurrilla Techniques investing 90 crores in it is really an extraordinary feat. However, Anurag Kashyap had claimed even to invest a whopping 300 crores in the said movie, but thanks to his team, they were able to make it in 90 crores only. A number of visual effects have been used in the film, but AK has assured that the audience would enjoy the touch of realism in it. He is expecting an overwhelming response from the film.