A teaser image of Ranbir Kapoor in Bombay Velvet was released where he is seen standing against a cage and fighting in an aggressive manner. He is wounded by the injuries inflicted from the fight and seems determined to fight back.
He will be playing the role of Johnny Balraj, a street fighter who fights to make money for daily survival. Movie stars Anushkha Sharma, who plays the role of the jazz singer Rosie, has been deemed the love interest in Johnny Balraj’s life.
Set in the backdrop of early 1950s and leading towards 1970s, it is a movie telling the tale of a street fighter and a jazz singer and how their worlds collide when faced with their individual realities and how they fight against odds. The film is directed and co-produced by Anurag Kashyap and stars Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, and for the first time, Karan Johar in a villainous role.
This film seems to be based on a novel titled “Mumbai Fables” which is written by Gyan Prakash. This book is set in the era where Mumbai was still Bombay and was not yet transformed into metropolis we know it to be today.
The glimpse releases of Anushka’s and Ranbir’s look have been stirring well in the audience after Anushka’s PK and Ranbir’s Roy look. This movie has them both looking totally different from that of their previous films.
Ranbir is a versatile actor who is constantly experimenting and going through changed looks and roles to provide his audience with different flavors. After his mature man character in Roy, he is all set to give a dare-devil performance with his rugged look.
The film is set to release on 15th May 2015. What is yet to see is how this new role pans out for him.