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.
Add Actor to the Bio KJ. You are the surprise of BV. Biggest hug.Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) May 12, 2015
Every department is phenomenal. The writing, the acting, the technical finesse. What composition! What music! What KJo!! #BombayVelvetShaan (@mesopystic) May 11, 2015
Actress Kalki Koechlin, Anurag's estranged wife, tweeted:
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.