The upcoming Bollywood movie is Bombay Velvet which is neo-noir drama movie which is directed and co produced by Anurag Kashyap, this movie based on historian Gyan Prakash’s book Mumbai fables. Set in Bombay of the 1960s, the movie is based on the story of a boxer called Johnny Balraj and an hopeful jazz singer, Rosie and how their hope and dreams run into their personal realities. The movie contains Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar in the leading role along with Kay Kay Menon, Manish Choudhary, Raveena Tandon and Siddharth Basu showing in the supporting roles. This movie is going to be released May 15 2015.
Following reading L.A. Quartet, a sequence of 4 crime fiction novels by James Ellroy, which was set in the late 1940s as well the late 1950s in Los Angeles, Kashyap was inspired to make this movie. Those novels encouraged him to “dig into the dark trenches of the history of Bombay”, there he “discovered a treasured trove that was never ending.”