Anurag Kashyap is in no mood to change his film's title from Bombay Velvet to Mumbai Velevet, despite Raj Thackeray’s diktat, unlike Karan Johar who apologised to the politician on behalf of the characters in his production Wake Up Sid who dared to call Mumbai by its old name.
Tells Anurag to a daily, “I won’t call it Mumbai Velvet. Bombay Velvet is set in a time when Raj Thackeray wasn’t even born. There’s no logic to it. It was called Bombay then.”
The director refused to surrender to any pressure on the change of title and says that he will take legal help if required.
“If MNS becomes unreasonable, we’ll resort to a legal recourse.”
Bombay Velvet will be part of Kashyap’s Mumbai trilogy.
“The other two parts don’t have titles yet,” says Anurag. “But there’s plenty of time. I don’t see the Mumbai trilogy happening until the middle of next year. My writer Gyan Prakash is a scholar from Patna. He has been researching intensely on the project for two years. See, the Mumbai trilogy is a big budget film.”
The Mumbai trilogy will be produced by TV18. John Abraham will star in one part of the trilogy while Aamir Khan is likely to be cast in the other.