Starring: Karan Johar!

By HT

Mumbai, June 4 -- Director, producer, writer, chat show host, reality dance show judge: Karan Johar's CV could rival that of the very best in showbiz. But the one thing the 41-year-old hasn't done - a few cameos aside - is take up a serious acting role. Now, that is set to change.

Three days back, Karan decided to take up an offer to act in Anurag Kashyap's next, Bombay Velvet (BV). Karan says the offer "came out of the blue". In the film, he will be seen playing the "antagonist" opposite Ranbir Kapoor.

"Yes, it's true that I'm acting in BV, and of course, it's unusual for me," Karan says, adding, "I was blown away by the narrative. And all the cast members - besides Ranbir and Anushka (Sharma, lead actress) - have strong roles in Anurag's film. Since I'm playing an antagonist, there are shades of grey to my character."

Over a decade-and-ahalf ago, Karan played a cameo in the Shah Rukh Khan