9 July-2014, Firstpost: Remember that Koffee with Karan episode with Anurag Kashyap and Anushka Sharma? If you were one of the people who was surprised by how Kashyap was behaving like he wanted Johar as his BFF, then brace yourself. Because it looks like Kashyap, once the shining hope of Indian indie cinema, has totally jumped ship and climbed aboard Johar’s masala film cruise liner.
The stills of Kashyap’s much-anticipated Bombay Velvet are sneaking their way through, and here’s what Sharma is wearing for the film’s opening number.
When you manage to look past how Sharma’s shoulder blades and other bones are threatening to pierce through her skin, the dress is, undoubtedly, quite a looker. Designed by Niharika Bhasin this green and gold number took almost a year to make and weighs 35 kilos. From the look of Sharma’s emaciated back — she has repeatedly told the media she’s not anorexic, but this photo doesn’t make her claims sound very credible — the dress might just weigh more than the actress. Apparently, two assistants were hired to carry the dress’ train during the shoot of the song. Sharma plays the role of a jazz singer and she’ll be seen crooning a song in the sequence. Don’t hold out hopes of seeing her dance. Just be happy she’s able to stand up straight under the weight of the dress.
Now if only it didn’t look like something Maleficent or the Wicked Witch of the West would wear, while sweeping in with a cackle of laughter. Fingers crossed the front looks less daunting than the back.
Bombay Velvet is scheduled to release around 28 November 2014.