Danny, Anurag want Aamir for ‘Bombay Velvet’; SRK rejected!
Mumbai: A few days back, there were reports claming that superstar-rivals SRK and Aamir were all set to share screen space in Danny Boyle’s joint venture with Anurag Kashyap, ‘Bombay Velvet’. But now, Bollywood’s much-acclaimed filmmaker, Kashyap, has out rightly refuted rumours about Shah Rukh’s association with the project.
“All that you have read about ‘Bombay Velvet’ is completely false. Danny and my eyes are fixed on Aamir and no one else. I’m certain that Aamir will love the script and would want to come on board. If Aamir does not take up the offer, we will look for someone else, but we are definitely not looking at Shah Rukh for this movie. We both feel Aamir is the best guy. We have not even thought about a back-up because we are hoping that we will be able to get Aamir,” said Anurag.
Kashyap, who has been busy working on the script of the flick for several months now, added, “The script is finally locked and it’s turned out different and nice. We begin casting as soon as we have the lead in place. We feel Aamir has the intensity and the depth to shoulder the movie all alone. Shah Rukh is a nice actor but this film is tailor-made for Aamir. We are narrating the film to Aamir in a couple of weeks. Danny won’t be able to come down for it but is looking forward to Aamir’s response.”
Earlier, it was revealed that Shah Rukh was approached by Danny for ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ for the role which was eventually played by Anil Kapoor. But this time around, Shah Rukh has not even been approached because both Danny and Anurag want to have Aamir as the solo lead.