HT cafe revealed last month that Karan Johar will be playing the antagonist in Anurag Kashyap’s next flick, Bombay Velvet which features Ranbir Kapoor. Now, Karan Johar has begun working on the film. . “I’ve got the script. We did a look test too a couple of days ago,” he says. Ask him if he’s been talking to Ranbir and he says, “Not at all, but we’ll meet on the sets eventually. It’s going to be a bit awkward for me to act, so I’m happy that I’m doing it with Ranbir, who is a friend. I will immediately be comfortable. The fact that he’s in the film will really help.”
On his preparations for the role, the filmmaker says, “Anurag is a spontaneous director. The ball is in his court; I am his baby. If I’m good, the credit will go to him, but if I’m bad, I’ll be taking all the discredit. Either way, it’s Anurag’s baby all the way.”
It was also reported that Karan Johar’s role in the movie was offered to Naseeruddin Shah first but Karan seems to have no knowledge about such news. . “I know Anurag has spoken (about it), but I have no idea about any of the details,” he says, adding that his involvement in the film began with a simple script discussion. “Anurag is a dear friend. He wanted my feedback, so I heard the script and gave some inputs on the screenplay. Then he asked me ‘Why don’t you play this part?’. I thought it was interesting, so I agreed immediately.