Ranbir Kapoor has always charmed the audience time and again with his superb acting skills in films like 'Barfi!', 'Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani' etc. However, the talented actor will be been in a never-before avatar in Anurag Kashyap's 'Bombay Velvet'.
He plays a gangster from the 60s era in the film which has Anushka Sharma as his leading lady. This is the first time that they have been paired together in a film.
Talking about his role Ranbir says, "It was a challenge for me to play the part and I love challenging roles. I jumped at the script when Anurag gave it to me to read. I wanted to do the film instantly."
Elaborating further, director Anurag Kashyap says, "RK has pulled off the role of a gangster of the 60s with ease. He is an incredible actor who gets into the skin of the character and makes it his own. He really becomes Johnny Balraj in the film. He is a gifted actor, a rare kind of talent that comes once in a generation."
In 'Bombay Velvet', Ranbir plays a gangster named Johnny Balraj who is mentored by Kaizad Khambatta (Karan Johar). Kaizad makes him the owner of Bombay Velvet, a club that is the seat of corruption driven by Khambatta and Johnny.
'Bombay Velvet' is slated to release on 15th May.