MUMBAI: Filmmaker Karan Johar, who was directed by Anurag Kashyap in Bombay Velvet, said he will never cast Anurag in his film. “I will not cast Anurag in my film. I only take good-looking actors. I will not make a film where Anurag fits in. Can you imagine Anurag in New York? You see him in Gangs of Wasseypur kind of films,” he said.
He also stated that he would never direct himself. “I will never direct myself. I can’t be my own liability. I am open to offers. I don’t have the delusion that I can do lead roles but I will do good supporting roles,” he shared.
KJo, who will be seen in a negative role in Bombay Velvet, said yes to this film because he feels no one else would’ve offered him a negative role. “My character in the film is manipulative. When Anurag came to me with this film, I loved the role. When he told me he was considering Naseeruddin Shah for this role, it acted as added pressure,” he said. “I thought nobody will offer me a negative role in my life, so I thought I should take it. I hope it works out.”
Bombay Velvet features Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar, among others. According to Anurag, he hasn’t faced any issue with the film so far. “I don’t think there is going to be any issue. I have not faced any issues so far. Bombay in this film is a noun and not a place.”