KJo turns actor!

Filmmaker Karan Johar will be seen playing the antagonist opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Anurag Kashyap's upcoming venture Bombay Velvet. Just three days back, KJo decided to take up the offer to act in Anurag Kashyap's next flick.

Karan says the offer "came out of the blue". "Yes, it's true that I'm acting in BV, and of course, it's unusual for me," Karan says, adding, "I was blown away by the narrative. And all the cast members - besides Ranbir and Anushka (Sharma, lead actress) - have strong roles in Anurag's film. Since I'm playing an antagonist, there are shades of grey to my character," Karan says.

 Karan was last seen playing a cameo in the film 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge' where Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol were in the main starcast. Mostly, he made guest appearances in films like Om Shanti Om (2007) and Luck By Chance (2009).

  Karan explains, "I've never shied away from trying new things. Fifteen years ago, I took up direction (with Kuch Kuch Hota Hai; 1998) on an impulse, followed by my stint as a TV show host (Koffee With Karan). But, now I will start focusing on my role with Anurag. And I will follow his directorial vision, and I won't bring my director's baggage on the sets."

  When contacted, Kashyap says, "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."

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