Mumbai: Versatility of Ranbir Kapoor is known by his body of work. The actor who has portrayed varied roles in films like ’Saawariya’, Raajneeti’ and ‘Rockstar’, is all set to play lead in a period drama to be helmed by master filmmaker Anurag Kashyap.
Known as the king of the unconventional, Anurag has something interesting etched out Ranbir in his much talked about ‘Bombay Velvet’.
The film is based on Mumbai Fables, a semi-fictional study of Bombay in the sixties by eminent historian and Professor of History at Princeton University, Gyan Prakash. Reportedly, Kashyap has asked Ranbir to read the book and get into the mood of the era.
The actor is rather kicked about his first period film and has asked for until October to get acquainted with his character.
According to a source, Ranbir plays a hero of the masses in the 1960s. It will also be his first biographical character.
It is also known that Ranbir will be paired with Anushka in ‘Bombay Velvet’. Reportedly, Anurag had Aamir in mind to play the lead, but given RK’s knack to tread on the path less taken, Anurag zeroed in the ‘Rockstar’ Kapoor.
Shooting of ‘Bombay Velvet’, which is a thriller based on real incidents, kicks off in October.