OK… I know it is mid-week not Sunday. However I also know we live near the sea yet for some strange reason it is rare to find us strolling by the water.
So we when we arrived on Sunday slightly early for a private preview of Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet, conveniently located at Sunny Villa in Juhu, I took the opportunity to wander along the beach and thought today to share some quick snaps.
For those not familiar with Mumbai’s Juhu beach, it is a weekend favourite for families, blushing couples, energetic adolescents and hawkers… one of the few places free to come out and play. There is a long stretch of sand with plenty of room to jog, play soccer, enjoy a picnic with a multitude of vendors catering to the crowds that grow until sunset the gradually slip away.
There lots of choices for snacks to nibble on at Juhu beach…
This Sunday, there weren’t too many sandcastles however spotted a flag marking someones efforts!
However there are oodles of beach dogs….
Family gatherings, sunbathing and general merriment.
Even without bathing suits, folks jump in the water for a swim.
The question I was left with is – why don’t we come to the beach more often?
PS No spoiler alerts for the film here – just see Bombay Velvet when in theatres 15th May 2015.