Apart from being a huge box office disaster, ‘Bombay Velvet’ also marked the acting debut of filmmaker Karan Johar. Though, the director of the movie Anurag Kashyap recently said that it hurts him when his work is called one of the biggest blots in Hindi cinema, Karan has managed to find humour in it. While speaking at the Toronto International Film Festival, KJo gave the sassiest reply about the movie by saying he was bored in it.
At the conference, a member from the audience told Karan that she was amazed by his performance in ‘Bombay Velvet’. To this a satirical Karan answered,
“No no! I was amazing. The rest happening around me pretty much not”. With this reply the audience burst into laughter and claps.
The member from the audience then said, “The film inspired me and made me want to join Bollywood”.
A surprised Karan then answered,
“Because you watched Bombay Velvet? I will make sure Anurag Kashyap hears this.”
Karan added that he keeps defending Anurag Kashyap’s movie around the globe and ask him
“Why did you do this to me? I didn’t even produce or direct him”.
Starring Anushka Sharma and Ranbir Kapoor, ‘Bombay Velvet’ featured Karan Johar as a quick witted Parsi media mogul.
Speaking about his experience, Karan said that he was really bored during the entire process. He said that the time which actors gets between shots for make up is really boring. He added that gap days were the worst because then there was nothing to do. As the flamboyant Kaizad Khambatta, Karan was seen sporting a moustache and he said it was really irritating.
Karan held no qualms at making fun of himself too. At the event he said that maybe this was the reason why he never got an acting offer after ‘Bombay Velvet’. He said that he did not even get bad roles which he could refuse.
“I was really happy with myself after the film and I thought I’d have to refuse offers now. Not a single soul came to me. I am still waiting,” added Karan.
With these replies, Karan has proved that he is the king of sassy replies.