Ranveer Singh has finally started shooting for Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy. Alia Bhatt is the female protagonist in the film, which is based upon the life of an underground rapper from the suburbs of Mumbai. Ranveer Singh plays the rapper, who is an underdog in the world of music and it is his story from rags to riches. Ranveer is quite fond of rap music and he has rapped in one song from his early film Ladies VS Ricky Bahl. Ranveer is doing all the rap portion of the music by himself and has just completed the recordings.
Kalki Koechlin will also play an important part in the film as a rapper, which she has not done in her career before. Zoya has worked with Ranveer before in Dil Dhadakne Do, which was a box office hit with immense critical acclaim. Alia has never worked with Ranveer or Zoya before in any film though she has expressed her undying love for Zoya’s films. The chaaracter Ranveer plays in Gully Boy might just be inspired from divine, who is a suburban rapper from Mumbai who has recently collaborated with Nucleya in a song called Paintra from Anurag Kashyap’s Mukkabaaz.
Gully Boy has been in the making for quite a long time now and might get a release date in 2018. Ranveer has not had a release in long time since his film Padmaavat was stalled from it’s original release date and might release on January 25. Alia Bhatt has a lot of promising projects line up to herself which includes Dharma Production’s mega budget superhero three part film Brahmastra also starring Ranbir Kapoor and directed by Ayan Mukherjee. Gully Boy will have an elaborated star cast with many important characters which is a signature style of Zoya’s screenplays. Gully Boy is produced Zoya’s brother Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani under Excel entertainment.