Filmmaker Karan Johar is all set to play a substantial role in a Bollywood film now. Johar, who began his on screen journey with Aditya Chopra’s Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge in 1995, was last seen on screen in Zoya Akhtar’s Luck By Chance in 2009, where he simply played himself.
In Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet, marking his debut as one of the main leads in a feature film, Karan will essay the role of a rich businessman who plays a crucial role in the life of Ranbir Kapoor’s character onscreen.
Commenting on this, Vikas Bahl of Phantom Films said, “I think there is a beautiful actor hidden in Karan. I simply love his ads. I’m sure he’ll make the character bigger than the actor.”
Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios, added, “Karan is such a casting coup! He is not only one of the most talented and versatile minds in the industry, he also has the ability to surprise. I believe he will do great justice to his role.”
Bombay Velvet will go on floors in July 2013 and will release worldwide on 25th Dec 2014. The first film of a trilogy, as planned by Anurag Kashyap, Bombay Velvet is the story of how the city became a metropolis, set against the backdrop of love, greed, violence and Jazz. Starring Anushka Sharma and Ranbir Kapoor, the duo will play lovers whose lives intermingle with the evolution of the city of Bombay, through the 50s to early 70s.
Excited for his first on screen stint, here’s Koimoi wishing Karan Johar our best wishes!