Bombay Velvet is an upcoming Hindi movie drama film directed and co-produced by Anurag Kashyap, based on historian Gyan Prakash’s book Mumbai Fables. It is the story of the struggle and rise of an ordinary man named Johnny Balraj, played by Ranbir Kapoor and of how the city of dreams Mumbai becomes the backstage of emotions, love and greed for money, hatred, violence and jazz music. The romantic thriller unfolds the story of Johnny and his love interest Rosie, played by Anushka Sharma who is an aspiring jazz singer and how their aspirations and dreams keep clash with their individual personalities. Karan Johar plays an antagonist. A film about jazz clubs, a crazy love story and greed to become rich followed by many scandals and opportunities, failures all this comprises of how Bombay emits the notion of being all glamorous and velvety and hence the title Bombay Velvet.
Gyan Prakash is a historian of modern India and a Dayton-Stockton Professor of History at the Princeton University. He earned his PhD in history from University of Pennsylvania in 1984. He is the writer of novels like:Worlds Together:
- Worlds Apart: A History of the Modern World, 1300 to the Present (2002)
- Mumbai Fables (2010)
In the movie Anushka Sharma will be seen in her all new retro look and it is reported that award winning designer Niharika Khan has designed 140 costumes for Anushka according to the character requirements. Niharika has also been the costume designer for famous movies like “The Dirty Picture”. It is also reported that Niharika Khan has designed a good 35kgs dress for Anushka Sharma and the actress is spotted sporting that” O So Heavy Dress” in a scene where is in a club and behind the mic signing for her audience. The Actress confirmed that it took her hours to get dressed for that shot. The actress had a cupcake party with the entire cast and crew on the last day of the shooting. She stated that she wanted to celebrate every moment she spend making this film as it is her first home production. Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma have been paired for the first time on screen, both the actors are very talented and we can say that from their previous performances like Ranbir Kapoor’s Barfi and Anushka Sharma’s Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. Currently Ranbir and Anushka are both very busy with Jagga Jasoos and Dil Dhadakne Do respectively. It is reported that the past year has been every busy for Anushka after wrapping the Bombay Velvet shooting she took off on an European tour for her upcoming movie Dil Dhadakne Do. She has also decided to wrap this movie by September and dedicate one month for the promotion of Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet. Anushka is regarded as one of the finest actresses of the new upcoming actresses loath. And for the sweetheart Anushka is she gave a cupcake party to the entire cast and crew on the last day of the shooting as she wanted everyone to remember all the experiences during the shooting of the movie as the movie Bombay Velvet is also her first home production. The movie is due to release on 28th November 2014.