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Bombay Velvet: What Ranbir-Anushka-Karan Johar Starrer Is All About!

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Bombay Velvet's trailer got launched yesterday, the movie has obtained mixed reviews from people. While some liked the whole feel of the movie boasting off about Karan Johar's acting prowess, some felt the trailer was long and uninteresting.

Bombay Velvet stars Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Karan Johar and Kay Kay Menon in pivotal roles. Directed by Anurah Kashyap the movie was supposed to star Shahrukh Khan or Aamir Khan in the lead roles but unfortunately Anurag could not convince either of them to accept the role.

The movie is based on historian Gyan Prakash's book Mumbai Fables.Prof Gyan is a historian specializing in Modern Indian History at Princeton, he has written a story about the journey of Bombay in the 1960's.

It is a story of a cage fighter, Johnny Balraj, and an aspiring jazz singer, Rosie, and how their dreams collide with the realities of life. What more, the leading couple of the movie will also be seen doing some heavy love making scenes.

If sources are to be believed then Ranbir and Anushka will share more than seven steamy lip-lock, the source said, "There will be seven kisses between Ranbir and Anushka. They look electrifying together and Anurag Kashyap has made good use of their crackling chemistry."

The movie is spread over 20 years and depicts the growth of each character like how Rosie will go on to become rich and famous. The movie seems to be quite interesting but sadly has received a lot of negative reviews criticizing each and every aspect of the movie like Anushka's barbie doll looks, Karan's over the top expressions etc.

But personally l feel the movie is intriguing and will be a sure shot winner among the audience. To know why I am saying so, you need to what Bombay Velvet is all about. So go on, read and I am sure you too shall like the movie...

Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor will be seen in the role of a cage fighter Johnny Balraj who often dresses up in a grey suit and shades.

Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma will be seen in the role of a Jazz singer whose name is Rosie Noronha and who is in love with Ranbir.

Karan Johar

Karan Johar is all set to make his debut in the antagonist role as the media mogul, Kaizad Khambatta in Bombay Velvet.


Bombay Velvet is based on a novel written by historian Gyan Prakash called Mumbai Fables. The film is set in Bombay of the 1960s.


Bombay Velvet is a story about the cage fighter, Johnny Balraj and his love Rosie who is an aspiring jazz singer. How the two meet, how their hopes and dreams collide with the reality. Also a revelation about who is the villain, Rosie or Kaizad.

Kay Kay Menon

Kay Kay Menon is seen as the Investigative Officer in this film. He'll be the man, Ranbir will be hiding from.


The film was to be made on a scale of Rs 300 crores but Anurag Kashyap later managed to film the entire movie within a budget of Rs 90 crores.

Thelma Schoonmaker

Thelma Colbert Schoonmaker is an American film editor who has worked with director Martin Scorsese for over forty years and Bombay Velvet team has roped her in to edit the film.

Main Villain

The trailer has kept the viewers confused on who the real villain is. While it has always been portrayed that Karan Johar will be playing the antagonist character, we saw Ranbir threatening to kill Anushka's character. So there might be a big twist in the tale.


Ranbir Kapoor revealed that the movie will have the feel of famous gangster movies like Godfather and Scarface. And to keep it as real as possible, the makers have shot majority of Bombay Velvet at real locations in Sri Lanka rather than built up sets.

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