'I hope Anurag doesn't cut my role'

'I hope Anurag doesn't cut my role'
Film-maker Karan Johar, who is making his full-fledged debut as an actor in ‘Bombay Velvet’, says that he had a great time shooting for the film and hopes that director Anurag Kashyap doesn’t chop his role. 

Karan will be seen as a rich businessman who plays a crucial role in Ranbir Kapoor’s life in the film, with shades of grey. 

“It was great to be directed by Anurag. My work was mostly with Ranbir Kapoor, so he is my favourite co-star,” he said at the wrap-up party of ‘Bombay Velvet’.

The film is co-produced by Fox Star Studio and Phantom Films. 

“I hope Anurag doesn’t cut my role. If that happens, this will be my last appearance for this film. 
 
Anurag never scolded me and it was nice working with him,” Karan said. 

Karan’s first movie appearance was over a decade-and-half ago in the Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol-starrer Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. 

Then he did cameos in Om Shanti Om, ‘Luck By Chance’ and Kal Ho Na Ho among others. 

Present at the party were Vijay Singh, Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, Karan Johar, Ranbir Kapoor, Vikramaditya Motwane and others. 

“The team has just finished shooting for ‘Bombay Velvet’. I don’t know what to say. I had a tough class (while doing the film). I hope everybody likes the film and is happy about it,” said Kashyap. 

Set against the backdrop of love, greed, violence and jazz, ‘Bombay Velvet’, first in a planned trilogy, tells the story of how Bombay became a metropolis. 

Historian Gyan Prakash’s book ‘Mumbai 
Fables’ forms the basis of the movie. “It is a love 
story. 

Beyond this, I cannot tell you anything. We will release the first look in October,” the 
director added.
 
Apparently, Anurag was upset with film-maker Rajkumar Hirani over the release date of ‘PK’. Both the films were initially set to hit the screens on Christmas this year but now, ‘Bombay Velvet’ will release on November 28 and ‘PK’ on December 18. 

“I was upset with him (Rajkumar Hirani)... but how long can we stay like this,” he said.

The film stars Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in the lead. 
 
However, Anushka was missing from the wrap-up party. 

Asked about her absence, Karan jokingly said, “Cricket (IPL) is on... so you see,” 
apparently hinting at cricketer Virat Kohli, who Anushka is said to be dating. 

But soon, director Anurag came to his leading lady’s rescue saying that she is shooting in Jodhpur (for a film). 

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