The release of Ranbir Kapoor’s Bombay Velvet has been postponed to mid-2015. Saif Ali Khan’s Happy Ending, which was previously scheduled to release on December 5th, will now release a week earlier.
Reason: Mumbai Mirror quoted Anurag Kashyap as saying “We have just realised that it will take us a long time to finish the VFX which we had not anticipated. I’m recreating a bygone era but I had not imagined that it needs so much of post-production. I’m finally learning what it takes to make a big film”
A source close to the film said “The Mumbai you will see is very different from the city we know today. It will be January before the VFX is completed. Even the background music is still to be recorded”
Initially scheduled to release in theatres during Christmas, Bombay Velvet was preponed by a couple of weeks after Aamir Khan decided to release ‘PK’ on December 19th.
The film will now release in April or May 2015. It would be Ranbir’s first release after the ‘Besharam’ debacle last year. The gap between the two films would be more than 18 months.
Meanwhile, soon after it was announced that Bombay Velvet would be postponed, the makers of Happy Ending – starring Saif Ali Khan, Govinda, Ranvir Shorey and Kalki Koechlin – announced that their film would release on November 28th, giving it two open weeks at the box office.