Gully Boy, directed by Zoya Akhtar, and starring Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt and Kalki Koechlin has started shooting today. Alia bhatt announced the beginning of the shoot on her twitter account today, writing, “And finally its Day 1 of Gully Boy!!! Such a special fiolm for me for various reasons!!! Wish me luck!!! Your support and love means the world to me wooho lets do this”. As excited as Alia was, twitter erupted in support for the actress and her co-stars. The movie is inspired from the lives and work of Mumbai based rappers Divine ans Naezy (Navid Shaikh).
Ranveer, seems to have done a lot of research for the role of a rapper and had also shared a picture with the rappers on his Instagram page. He will also be seen in the controversial movie, Padmaavat this month, in which he plays the notorious emperor Allauddin Khilji.
Alia, who has become one of the most acclaimed actress’ in the film industry because of her performances in movies like Udta Punjab and Dear Zindagi, will be seen opposite the star, although her role has not been confirmed yet. Kalki Koechli, another acclaimed actress, also has a role and will reportedly play a rapper in the movie too.
Apart from these three, there have reports that the movie will also feature another acclaimed actor, Vicky Kaushal, in a role of a rapper. But the reports have not been confirmed by the makers so yet, so it is doubtful if he will join the movie soon.
Zoya Akhtar has made many critically and commercially successful movies, like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Dil Dhadekne do, which also featured Ranveer Singh. The release date for the movie has not been revealed yet, but it could premiere as soon as the end of this year.
And finally its Day 1 of #GullyBoy !!! Such a special film for me for various reasons!!!! Wish me luckkkk!!!! Your support and love means the world to me 💫 Wohooo let’s do this! @RanveerOfficial #zoyaakhtar 💙
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) January 14, 2018