Even though the nominations for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards will be announced soon, we won't be surprised if Danny Boyle is anxiously chewing his finger nails. 127 Hours is one of his finest works on celluloid. Back on the home turf, here in Bollywood, there is more of Danny Boyle being talked about and the below breaking story is the reason why...
Recall the Anurag Kashyap and Danny Boyle film Bombay Velvet? Recall Aamir Khan being cast in the film? Well, now the news from one of the 'khufia' sources is that the East - West collaboration is going to be one of the biggest films Bollywood will ever witness on the big screen.
The source says, "Bombay Velvet is a grand project. The cost of the sets alone of Bombay Velvet is going to cost Rs. 15 to 17 crores because it's a period film."
On further probing and he tells me, "Bombay Velvet is set in the era of 1960's and Danny Boyle wants to make sure that the era re-created should be for real, just like all Hollywood films showcase it and it will take almost a year's worth of preparations. At the moment, Danny is busy with his success of 127 Hours and will look into the film once he is over with the Oscars."
We also hear that the Twilight Players are also a part of Bombay Velvet. Yes, the trio who gave us an unforgettable performance with their popping and locking dance steps in Anurag Kashyap's Dev D will be seen together once again.
"Yes, the Twilight Players, who danced to 'Pardesi' in Dev D, are confirmed as a part of Bombay Velvet as of now. Whether they will be acting this time, only Anurag Kashyap will be able to tell," says the source.
Bombay Velvet will surely be the biggest collaboration of Hollywood and Bollywood. But whether Aamir Khan's banner will back the project is a question that remains unanswered.