Anushka Sharma and Ranbir Kapoor starrer Bombay Velvet to hit the screens on Christmas 2014

With the filming of Anurag Kashyap’s much awaited Mumbai trilogy beginning in July, the producers are looking at a Christmas release

Anurag Kashyap has been living with Bombay Velvet for several years now. And finally, after years of struggle and tasting success both in India and abroad, Kashyap will get to indulge in his fantasy in the next few months when Bombay Velvet goes on floors this July.

Interestingly, Bombay Velvet is first in a trilogy of movies based on Mumbai and will track the rise of the city as a metropolis, with jazz music being the backdrop. “Bombay Velvet is my first film in a trilogy about Bombay, before it became a Metropolis. It’s a story that has always fascinated me and we have been developing it for about four years, and I am very excited that now its fully ready and we begin shoot this year,” said Anurag, thrilled at the daunting prospect of making the three films.

In fact, Anushka Sharma, who stars in BV alongside Ranbir Kapoor, has already started the dress and look rehearsals for her role in the film. Ranbir meanwhile will start work soon after he gets done with Anurag’s brother Abhinav Kashyap’s Besharam. The first schedule of the film is supposed to be an outdoor one in Sri Lanka.

Bombay Velvet is Anurag’s most ambitious and expensive project till date, with massive effort being put into recreating Mumbai of the sixties. And since music is an integral part of the film, music director Amit Trivedi of Dev D fame has been roped in by Anurag to create the perfect sounds for the film. While Fox Star Studios is partnering with Anurag Kashyap’s Phantom Films to produce the flick.

Watch this space for more dope on Kashyap’s most ambitious project till date.