Ace director turned actor, Karan Johar has been very gracious to the makers of BOMBAY VELVET and he wished not to accept a single penny as an actor’s fee for the role.
Karan Johar, who has appeared in a small role in DILWALE DULHANIA LE JAYENGE, has also done multiple cameos in various films. Now, he is making his debut in a negative role on the big screen in Anurag Kashyap’s much-in news film BOMBAY VELVET.
As a token of appreciation Phantom Films (Anurag Kashyap and Vikas Bahl) has sent a giant cheque of Rs.11 as a symbol of friendship between them and Karan.
A source close to the development reveals that while the makers pressed for him to be paid a fee, Karan refused to accept even a penny.
Vikas Bahl, one of the producers of the film, says, ‘Yes, he has not taken any remuneration, because this film is his ‘passion project’. I think the full team will always be indebted to him.’
Vikas Bahl adds, ‘We are thankful to Karan for agreeing to do the film. He is absolutely fantastic in his role and we don’t have words to describe how proud we are that he chose to debut as an actor with this film.’
Karan Johar is outstanding in his role in BOMBAY VELVET and people who have seen the film are going ga-ga about him.
BOMBAY VELVET, a romantic thriller,stars Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in lead roles, produced by Fox Star Studios and Phantoms Films, is set to release on 28th November, 2014.