Not Ranbir Kapoor but this actor was approached first for ‘Bombay Velvet’
Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap’s highly ambitious project ‘Bombay Velvet‘ starring Ranbir Kapoor, Karan Johar and Anushka Sharma ended up being a box office dud. The film turned out to be the biggest flop of Ranbir Kapoor’s career.
Interestingly Ranbir Kapoor was not the first choice to play the role of Balraj (Johnny) in the film. According to a report in Bollywoodlife, the makers of the film had first approached Ranveer Singh to play Johnny in ‘Bombay Velvet’. However, Ranveer Singh had already allotted his dates to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela…Ram Leela’ and hence wasn’t able to take up Anurag Kashyap’s offer. (Also read: Ajay Devgn and Ranbir Kapoor to share screen space in Luv Ranjan’s next)
Can you imagine how Ranveer would have looked in Johnny’s avatar? Also if Ranveer had taken up this film then he would have been paired opposite Anushka Sharma for the fourth time. Ranveer and Anushka have previously worked together in ‘Band Baaja Baaraat’, ‘Ladies vs Ricky Bahl‘ and ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ which released in the same year as ‘Bombay Velvet’