A day ago, there had been news in the media that director Anurag Kashyap was rather keen to rope in Katrina Kaif to star opposite Ranbir Kapoor in Bombay Velvet, but when Katrina could not be free for the project due to other commitments, he decided to go ahead with Anushka Sharma.
Anurag Kashyap Claims Anushka Sharma Was Always The First Choice For 'Bombay Velvet'Movie Talkies – Wed 12 Dec, 2012 12:00 AM IST
However, it seems that the news is absolutely untrue and Sharma's spokesperson said in a statement, "There has been some unnecessary and untrue speculation about Anushka Sharma and Bombay Velvet a film she is eagerly looking forward to work in. We would like to put an end to all such rumors and stories with this quote from Anurag Kashyap himself-'Just read yesterdays news and just for clarification, Anushka Sharma was the only choice for Bombay Velvet'".
Anushka Sharma will be next seen in Vishal Bhardwaj's rustic rom-com Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola opposite Imran Khan.