Never known for mincing his words, Ranbir Kapoor's busy giving headline-worthy bytes these days, just in time for the release of his film with Anurag Kashyap, Bombay Velvet. "I was not Anurag's first choice to play the lead in the film. Anushka was his first choice, and he got back to me only later," Ranbir said during Hindustan Times's Stars In The City in Delhi on Tuesday.
He, however, added that his character in the film was very ambitious and he could easily relate to it. Ranbir was accompanied by his co-star in the film, Anushka Sharma.
Clad in a T-shirt and jeans, Ranbir was at his witty best during the promotional event, and said. "I thought Karan Johar as villain in Bombay Velvet was funny." "But I was impressed with him," he added.
When Anushka was asked about her role in the film, she said: "I am very different from Rosie Noronha, the character, I play in the film. In Bombay Velvet, my interpretation of a jazz singer is genuine."
Watch: Anushka Sharma on preparing for Rosie's role in Bombay Velvet
She added: "I couldn't rely on my natural instincts as most of my characters have been boisterous and loud. Rosie is far more subtle. There was a lot of control and restrain that I had to take care of."
Elaborating on his own character, Johnny Balraj, Ranbir said, "My character in Bombay Velvet is ambitious, I can relate to that."