Ranveer Singh will be seen essaying the role of a street rapper in Zoya Akhtar’s next movie titled ‘Gully Boy’. There are speculations that Ranveer Singh’s character is inspired from real-life rappers Naezy, a.k.a Naved Shaik, a rising gully rapper from Kurla slum, and Divine, who are very popular gully rappers in the world of desi hip-hop.
Zoya Akhtar has finalized the star cast and Alia Bhatt will be the playing the leading actress in the film alongside Ranveer. This will be the first movie where both will come together, before this, they have worked together for ‘Make my trip’ commercials. In fact, Ranbir is very excited to work with Alia in the movie. He even posted a video on his Instagram account praising Alia for her acting skills.
Here’s the video:
This is the second collaboration between Ranveer Singh and Zoya Akhtar. They had earlier worked together in a multi-starrer movie ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ that was released in 2015. Zoya Akhtar has done a lot of research, especially for this movie, getting the minute details of the lives of the rappers from the streets of Mumbai. Earlier, there was a documentary called ‘Bombay 70’ which was based on the life of Naezy. The documentary won many awards. Thus it inspired Zoya to make a film on it.
The ‘Bajirao Mastani’ actor recently recorded a rap song for the movie, considering the fact that he plays the role of a rapper in the movie. This is not the first time that Ranveer has displayed his rapping skills. Before this, he recorded a small section for the song ‘Aadat se majboor’ from the movie Ladies Vs. Ricky Behl and for the famous food brand, Ching’s secret. He is in fact, taking tips from the gully rappers Naezy and Divine,so that he gets into the skin of the character.
Ranveer Singh shared a photo on his Twitter account about the song recording session with Anushka Manchandani, the famous female playback singer. But, he hasn’t confirmed whether it is for Gully Boy or some other venture. There are reports that he might even write the lyrics for the songs.
This is what Ranveer posted on twitter:
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) March 29, 2017
The film revolves around the lives of street rappers from Mumbai. We will get to see a completely different look of Ranveer Singh in this movie, a raw and rustic look. The actor has shown his caliber and versatility in his previous movies. We have no doubt that he will nail this character with perfection. Gully Boy, produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar might release in early 2018. Ranveer Singh will also be seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next movie Padmavati, alongside Deepika Padukone.
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