Friday, 18 September 2009
Shah Rukh, John and Aamir get set for ‘Bombay Velvet’
Acclaimed directors Danny Boyle and Anurag Kashyap’s joint project ‘Bombay Velvet’ is getting bigger and better by the day. The film that has been in news ever since it reported to bring together ace Khans, Aamir and Shah Rukh, has now confirmed to add eye candy John Abraham to its list of high-flying stars. Earlier, there were reports that Aamir had replaced John, but the latest news has confirmed his presence in the film.
Touted to be an international epic, the film is stated to be a three-segment drama with Shah Rukh playing the protagonist in the first and John and Aamir starring in the second and the third segments respectively.
As for John’s admission to this star coup of sorts, it’s all owing to pal Anurag Kashyap. According to industry insiders, after ‘No Smoking’, Abraham and Kashyap formed a rare pact to work together. Driven by mutual admiration, the two have been looking for an opportunity to work together for long. And when ‘Bombay Velvet’ was born, Kashyap immediately decided to get John on board.
As per reports, John will play a real-life 1960s hero of the masses. The role requires the actor to completely change his body language and to get rid of his very contemporary body language and mannerisms.
And now, even though John has been confirmed to be a part of the project, the actor was left dumbfounded when a section of the media had reported that Aamir had replaced him.
Confirming the news, a daily quoted a source as saying, “When he heard that Aamir was signed, John was really happy for Anurag. People told John that Aamir had replaced him but John knew the truth. Even if it was true, he’d have been happy for Anurag. However, Anurag would never ever drop John. After 10 years of struggle in the film industry, John was the first hero who took Anurag seriously.”
Well, looks like Anurag is paying back the favour.