Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer Gully Boy will release on 14 February 2019. It is almost a year to the release and shooting of this one has started in January only. Gully Boy is directed by prolific Zoya Akhtar, who has prevously made 3 films by the name of Luck By Chance, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Dil Dhadakne Do. Zoya has worked with Ranveer before in Dil Dhadakne Do though she has not worked with Alia before. It will also be the first one of Ranveer and Alia together as they have only done a series of advertisement before.
Gully Boy is inspired from the life of rapper Divine, who grew up in the suburbs of Mumbai and raised his charm to the stardom in music world. Ranveer Singh is an occasional rapper himself and did a few minutes in a song from his second film Ladies VS Ricky Bahl. Ranveer is done recording all the rap portions of this film as he did it for himself instead of bringing in a professional rapper and doing all the hard work. Alia is playing an Islamic girl in the film who will be support to Ranveer’s ambitious character.
Kalki Koechlin is also there playing a rapper in the film, which would be interesting to see as she has never dabbled this side of performance before. Makers revealed the character portraits of both Ranveer and Alia and they seem to be in a melancholic zone deceivingly internalizing their conflicts. Couple of days before Ranveer posted a picture on Instagram where he showed his incredible body transformation in terms of weight loss from his bulky animistic character as Allaudin Khilji to a skinny dull looking young boy in Gully Boy. Gully Boy is produced by Zoya’s brother Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani under Excel entertainment who also have an upcoming release by the name of Gold.