Bombay Velvet Isn't Out Yet but Bollywood Loves it Already

Bombay Velvet Isn't Out Yet but Bollywood Loves it Already

Anushka and Ranbir in a still from Bombay Velvet

New Delhi: The paying audience will have to wait till the end of the week to watch director Anurag Kashyap's Bombay Velvet but Bollywood has already been given a preview of the film and loves it to bits.

Bombay Velvet, set in Mumbai's jazz age, stars Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma with filmmaker Karan Johar cast as the antagonist. Trailers and songs released so far promise lavish sets, elaborate costumes and the return of Ranbir, who hasn't been in a major film since 2013's Besharam (he played a supporting role in this year's Roy).

Karan Johar, who played the minor character of Shah Rukh Khan's friend in DDLJ, appears in his first full-length role as sinister Parsi businessman Kaizad Khambatta. On Twitter, several celebrities reserved praise for KJo's performance.

Actress Kalki Koechlin, Anurag's estranged wife, tweeted:

Singer Shaan agreed that the film was a classic:

Bombay Velvet, co-starring Kay Kay Menon and Satyadeep Misra, was certified A by the Censor Board, which revised the rating to U/A on Monday. The film has been promoted heavily, with the cast and crew heading to Goa for a press tour last week.