Apart from Anurag Kashyap's direction, Bombay Velvet also has a strong and interesting star cast as Karan Johar is making his acting debut with this film.
However, it is interesting to know that Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar were not the first choices of Anurag Kashyap for the film.
Apparently, Anurag Kashyap had the script of Bombay Velvet ready almost 10 years ago and the director then had a completely different star cast in his head.
As reported, the director wanted to cast Saif Ali Khan, Hirthik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor and Aamir Khan for Bombay Velvet which now has Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar in lead roles.
In fact, Anurag Kashyap did approach Saif, Hrithik, Kareena and Aamir but none of them paid heed to his script then.
The director himself revealed this fact saying that he was not a much known face in the industry at that time and so the stars might have rejected his offer. The Bombay Velvet director further stated that Saif Ali Khan directly refused to read the script and others also paid least attention to the story.
Nevertheless, Anurag Kashyap is happy to cast Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar for Bombay Velvet and feels that the roles were made for them.