The Ranveer Singh starrer Zoya Akhtar film Gully Boy now has a leading lady – Alia Bhatt.
Ranveer had reportedly opted out of the project initially, but Excel Entertainment has now confirmed that the quirky young duo will play leading roles in Zoya’s next directorial venture. Ranveer Singh is super excited about working with Alia and if this mad video is anything to go by, the film will probably be just as quirky.
In Gully Boy, Ranveer Singh will reportedly be essaying the role of an underdog rapper from the streets of Mumbai. His character is based on the lives of popular rappers Divine and Naezy.
In an exclusive interview with Firstpost, Zoya Akhtar talks of being enamoured by the local talent that is the product of Mumbai’s by-lanes.
Yes, my next film is inspired by real life street rappers. I watched these kids on the net and they just blew my mind. I didn’t know that this kind of music was coming out of the lanes and by-lanes of Mumbai. People are so consumed with listening to just film music that nobody pays attention to some serious talent on the streets. That is how it all started.
Zoya Akhtar, Filmmaker
We loved Ranveer and Alia in the travel portal adverts that went viral last year and the edgy concept of the film sounds like they’ll be just perfect for it.