After Anurag Kashyap’s breakout film Dev.D wowed both critics and audiences last year speculation has run rampant for his next big project, Bombay Velvet. At one point rumors were flying fast and furious that Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan would finally come together onscreen to be a part of the period drama. Well, King Khan might be busy with other projects but the final lineup of Bombay Velvet is a combination of star power and talent. Aamir Khan and John Abraham had been confirmed already and joining them as the third lead is Nawazuddin.
Named in the Times of India as one of the best performers of the year for his performance in New York, Nawazuddin will be playing serial killer Raman Raghav, who bludgeoned many people to death in the summer of 1968. After he was arrested, Raghav was found to be schizophrenic. Nawazuddin will certainly have a challenge in what could be his breakout role. Besides New York, Nawazuddin can also be seen in Dev.D as one of the men singing ‘Emotional Attachyar’ and will be in the Aamir Khan produced Peepli Live.
John Abraham has previously worked with Anurag Kashyap on the cult film No Smoking. This will Aamir Khan’s first time working with the director.