Karan Johar has already done on-screen cameos, but this time he’s taking it a little further! KJo has accepted an offer to star in Anurag Kashyap‘s Bombay Velvet opposite Ranbir Kapoor, and in it Karan will be playing the antagonist!
“Yes, it’s true that I’m acting in Bombay Velvet, and of course, it’s unusual for me. I was blown away by the narrative. And all the cast members — besides Ranbir and Anushka — have strong roles in Anurag’s film. Since I’m playing an antagonist, there are shades of grey to my character.”
So why the negative role, you wonder? According to Karan, he has never shied away from trying new things, and somewhere he knew that acting would always happen for him. He adds that that he will follow Anurag’s directorial vision and won’t bring his “director’s baggage” on sets.
“Karan is fantastic for the part. I actually wanted to bounce ideas off him. He loved the script, and I suddenly asked if he will play the role. He was surprised, but said yes. Karan said he will charge R11, and the money kept aside will go for special effects and production.”
This I have got to see!