'Bombay Velvet' and its controversial journey

  • Director Anurag Kashyap has been trying to keep controversies at bay vis-a-vis his film ‘Bombay Velvet’ since the time the film went on floors in Sri Lanka but has failed miserably. The latest controversy to have dogged the film, if sources are to be believed,it is said that co-producer Fox Star Studios have put on hold the last installment of funds that was to pumped in its making. It’s being said that the fund of 8 Crore will only be released to the makers if the film breaks even.
    Director Anurag Kashyap has been trying to keep controversies at bay vis-a-vis his film ‘Bombay Velvet’ since the time the film went on floors in Sri Lanka but has failed miserably. The latest controversy to have dogged the film, if sources are to be believed,it is said that co-producer Fox Star Studios have put on hold the last installment of funds that was to pumped in its making. It’s being said that the fund of 8 Crore will only be released to the makers if the film breaks even.
  • The original budget of 'Bombay Velvet' was 96 Crore, however, with the movie budget overshooting, the amount has escalated, and thus has fiddled with the production budget of the film. Certain portions of the film, which required a patchwork and re-shooting, made the budget escalate to a whooping 130 Crore. Not only this, the VFX is also turning out to be very expensive, for the project. Director Anurag Kashyap had never done such a massive project before himself has admitted that he had not tried before a film with such a huge budget.
    The original budget of 'Bombay Velvet' was 96 Crore, however, with the movie budget overshooting, the amount has escalated, and thus has fiddled with the production budget of the film. Certain portions of the film, which required a patchwork and re-shooting, made the budget escalate to a whooping 130 Crore. Not only this, the VFX is also turning out to be very expensive, for the project. Director Anurag Kashyap had never done such a massive project before himself has admitted that he had not tried before a film with such a huge budget.
  • Anurag's magnum opus ‘Bombay Velvet’, was caught in a fix again. Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon walked out of the project, owing to the constant changes that were happening in the script of the film. She somehow got hold of the news that her portions in the film have heavily been edited amounting to few minutes of screen appearance in the film. The mast mast girl later announced that she has done a friendly appearance in the film.
    Anurag's magnum opus ‘Bombay Velvet’, was caught in a fix again. Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon walked out of the project, owing to the constant changes that were happening in the script of the film. She somehow got hold of the news that her portions in the film have heavily been edited amounting to few minutes of screen appearance in the film. The mast mast girl later announced that she has done a friendly appearance in the film.
  • With the Censor Board Of Film Certification beeping out the word 'Bombay' from a new song sung by Mihir Joshi, director Anurag Kashyap whose film 'Bombay Velvet' is around the corner, was one amongest the most worried ones. However, Kashyap's film stood out to be the exception for the rules. Pahlaj Nihalani, the chairperson of CBFC explains that, since the movie is a period drama, and the plot revolves arond the time when Mumbai was called Bombay,the censor board may consider retaining the old name for the city.
    With the Censor Board Of Film Certification beeping out the word 'Bombay' from a new song sung by Mihir Joshi, director Anurag Kashyap whose film 'Bombay Velvet' is around the corner, was one amongest the most worried ones. However, Kashyap's film stood out to be the exception for the rules. Pahlaj Nihalani, the chairperson of CBFC explains that, since the movie is a period drama, and the plot revolves arond the time when Mumbai was called Bombay,the censor board may consider retaining the old name for the city.
  • The length of the film is giving sleepless nights to the makers currently. Sources reveal that the film's running time has apparently turned out to be inordinately long, which is why the new editing team has decided to chop out three or four songs, featuring Anushka and Raveena, so that they don't interfere with the flow of the film.
    The length of the film is giving sleepless nights to the makers currently. Sources reveal that the film's running time has apparently turned out to be inordinately long, which is why the new editing team has decided to chop out three or four songs, featuring Anushka and Raveena, so that they don't interfere with the flow of the film.
  • When 'Bombay Velvet' was announced it was initially slated to release along with PK. But giving an entire twist to the whole affair the makers decided to prepone the release date of the film. A party was held at a suburban restaurant and the new date that was announced to media was November 28, 2014. The entire crew even wore t shirts to make it a memorable event. But constant shoot delays,escalation cost and VFX made them resort to another date. The film is now slated to hit theaters in May this year.
    When 'Bombay Velvet' was announced it was initially slated to release along with PK. But giving an entire twist to the whole affair the makers decided to prepone the release date of the film. A party was held at a suburban restaurant and the new date that was announced to media was November 28, 2014. The entire crew even wore t shirts to make it a memorable event. But constant shoot delays,escalation cost and VFX made them resort to another date. The film is now slated to hit theaters in May this year.
  • All precautions and efforts that Ranbir Kapoor took for keeping his Bombay Velvet look a secret, came to naught with few pictures of his being secretly captured, on the sets of the film. The leak happened when the Ranbir was shooting at a location in Dadar Parsi colony. The picture was clicked by a tabloid photographer who later on reportedly complained to the cops about being assaulted by the film crew while he was clicking images on the sets. The official poster of the film was released some two years after the leaked image.
    All precautions and efforts that Ranbir Kapoor took for keeping his Bombay Velvet look a secret, came to naught with few pictures of his being secretly captured, on the sets of the film. The leak happened when the Ranbir was shooting at a location in Dadar Parsi colony. The picture was clicked by a tabloid photographer who later on reportedly complained to the cops about being assaulted by the film crew while he was clicking images on the sets. The official poster of the film was released some two years after the leaked image.
  • There were also issue related to the official poster launch of the film. The entire crew of the film was divided into two group while one group felt that the hair style of Ranbir Kapoor was not macho enough to carry the persona of a street fighter, the other group felt the otherwise. The deadlock was solved after many deliberations and after few months.
    There were also issue related to the official poster launch of the film. The entire crew of the film was divided into two group while one group felt that the hair style of Ranbir Kapoor was not macho enough to carry the persona of a street fighter, the other group felt the otherwise. The deadlock was solved after many deliberations and after few months.
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Director Anurag Kashyap has been trying to keep controversies at bay vis-a-vis his film ‘Bombay Velvet’ since the time the film went on floors in Sri Lanka but has failed miserably. The latest controversy to have dogged the film, if sources are to be believed,it is said that co-producer Fox Star Studios have put on hold the last installment of funds that was to pumped in its making. It’s being said that the fund of 8 Crore will only be released to the makers if the film breaks even.

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