28/01/2015 9:51 PM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:54 PM AEST

Ranbir's Street-Fighter Look In 'Bombay Velvet' Out

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MUMBAI, INDIA AUGUST 30: Ranbir Kapoor at the launch of Mumbai franchise of the Indian Super League, called Mumbai City Football Club (Mumbai City FC).(Photo by Milind Shelte/India Today Group/Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- Donning soiled clothes and sporting hands wrapped in bandages, Ranbir Kapoor enacts the role of a street-fighter in his forthcoming film "Bombay Velvet".

The film's makers Fox Star Studios and Phantom Films unveiled a teaser image of Ranbir Wednesday to build excitement around the movie's first poster that is set to release Thursday, read a statement.

Ranbir was reported to have shot some cage-fighting scenes in the Anurag Kashyap-helmed romantic thriller for which he went through boxing coaching. The teaser image plays on his edgy avatar in the film.

Ranbir plays the character of the risk-taking daredevil Johnny Balraj. His co-star Anushka Sharma plays his love interest in the film.

"Student of the Year" director Karan Johar will be seen playing a negative role in the film, which is set for a May 15 release.

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