Time and again we have heard that a film is just like a baby for not only the director but also the actors. They invest their time, money, energy, blood and sweat literally to make a film. Same was the case with Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Bombay Velvet’. The film, which has been Anurag’s dream project for last eight years, went through lot of issues before it is finally up for a release this week.
‘Bombay Velvet’ was initially slated to release last year, but got delayed by almost six months as the makers felt that they required more time for the VFX of the movie.
Unfortunately, the delay in the release of ‘Bombay Velvet’ affected the film’s lead hero Ranbir Kapoor immensely as the actor didn’t have any movie releasing for almost one and a half year. Ranbir’s last film was ‘Besharam’, which released in October 2013 and was a box-office dud. He then appeared in an extended cameo for Vikramjit Singh’s ‘Roy’, which also fizzled at the box-office.
Ask Ranbir whether the delay in the release of ‘Bombay Velvet’ frustrated him to which he admits, “I was very frustrated with the delay in ‘Bombay Velvet’ because for a year and half I didn’t have a release. ‘Besharam’ was my last film in a full-fledged role and ‘Roy’ also didn’t work. So yes I did feel that. But their purpose to delay the film was to better the film. And that intention is correct. If you are bettering the film then you can delay the movie for two years also. At the end it doesn’t matter if your film came last year or two years back what matters is what you see off the film.”
He added further, “They wanted to better the edit, the VFX and that was justified. Hence I gave them that respect because they are paying interest and are losing money as a producer. If you have taken a certain amount from a bank, you have to pay them the interest if you are delaying the film. But they were fearless about that. They thought it is Anurag Kashyap’s 8 years old dream and it is finally getting made so let’s just do the best and put it up there.”
Agrees Anushka and adds, “The release of a film is not in an actor’s hand. And when the delay happens for a right reason then why would it upset anyone? In fact I was happy that they are delaying the film to better it. I also had other films releasing hence I wasn’t even thinking that ‘oh god I don’t have a release’ and all that. Either ways, even if that was the case it wouldn’t have deterred my enthusiasm. At the end of the day it is happening for the betterment of the film which will be better for me as well.”
Well, we quite agree to both of them!