The trend of blocking holiday release dates, a year or more in advance, continues. Anurag Kashyap has announced the release date of his film with Ranbir Kapoor titled ‘Bombay Velvet’. The film, also starring Anushka Sharma, will release during Christmas 2014.
Anurag’s Phantom Films will be co-producing the film with Fox Star Studios.
“We are delighted to partner with Anurag Kashyap on his next directorial venture ‘Bombay Velvet’. What will make this cinematic journey unique will be the presence of Ranbir and Anushka as the lead protagonists,” Vijay Singh, CEO of Fox Star Studios said in a statement.
Bombay Velvet is set in Mumbai in an era spanning from 1950s to 1970s. It is the first film of a trilogy on how the city became a metropolis.
Anurag has been working on the script for over 4 years and now that it is ready, the director will begin calling the shots from July this year.