Critics' day out: Ranbir dances to Baby Doll with journos at Bombay Velvet's press junket
If you thought no one can move quite like Sunny Leone when it comes to the Ragini MMS's song, Baby Doll, you clearly haven't seen Ranbir Kapoor dancing to it. In a recent press junket organised at Goa for Kapoor's upcoming film, Bombay Velvet, the actor got on the stage and bust some moves, which also included crawling on the floor for some strange reason.
One look at all the Instagram videos and you will be convinced that the actor should never be allowed to choreograph his own dance numbers. However, rarely have we seen Kapoor having so much fun before. In one of the video we see Kapoor dancing with film reviewers like Rajeev Masand and Anupama Chopra and they too seems to be enjoying themselves. Here, take a look:
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While the junket was organised for his upcoming film, Bombay Velvet, the actor chose to dance on a fun song from the film Chillar Party called, Tai Tai Fish.
Instead of doing the mundane and arduous city-to-city visits ahead of the movie's release, the Bombay Velvet team had congregated at Goa along with film journalists from four cities for a "celebration".
Filmmaker Karan Johar, who acts in the film conjectures it is "trend-setting" for Bollywood.
"This feel like it's done in Hollywood," said Karan, adding: "This will set a precedent for film promotion (in Bollywood) and it will be trend-setting. As a film producer, I'm definitely going to do this often."
It was quite a jamboree with about 100 people assembled at a south Goa resort. Journalists, both print and TV, from Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Ahmedabad landed in Goa on Monday, joining the film's team - actors Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Karan, Vivaan Shah, Satyadeep Misra and Siddhartha Basu; director Anurag; producers Vikramaditya Motwane and Vikas Bahl; composer Amit Trivedi, writers Vasan Bala and S.Thanikachalam; and officials of Fox Star Studios, which has co-produced and is distributing the film.
Breaking away from his superstar image, Ranbir, who is among the top-rung actors of Hindi cinema of the present day, looked cool, casual and relaxed as he sat on the floor to chat up with a mixed group of scribes.
"This was my idea," he said, referring to the "small little party" to celebrate the hardwork that has gone behind the period drama, which encapsulates the era of 1950s and 1960s.
"We felt that if we get everyone together, it's going to be a nice change. Besides, when we travel from one city to another, we barely get five minutes with each person...but this way, everyone gets to explore the movie in a better way," said the actor.
As a bonus, those in attendance were also given a special sneak peek into seven minutes of the movie, which is due to hit screens on 15 May.
From the look of it, it seemed like a gripping drama which will teleport viewers to a bygone era -- courtesy the detailing in costume, makeup, set design, the body language, the language and the of course, the jazz!
Talking of jazz -- a live experience of the 'Hindi Jazz', developed by the talented Amit Trivedi, was also included as part of the promotion plan.
A source said the effort was to "make the media happy".
But like the filmmakers themselves say "content is the king", one has to wait and watch if "Bombay Velvet" -- which according to Fox Star Studios CEO Vijay Singh, is "the kind of cinema we need to start making because the audience is changing" -- is truly in sync with the taste of the evolving Indian film audience.
with inputs from IANS
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Updated Date: May 05, 2015 17:14:52 IST