Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt are working on Zoya Akhtar’s upcoming film Gully Boy. Gully Boy is about a street rapper from the suburbs of Mumbai who rises to stardom. Ranveer Singh plays a boy who lives in Mumbai and has dream of becoming a big time Rapper in the country but he has very limited resource of his own to think of the possibility of this dream. Gully Boy is a title based exactly on Ranveer’s character. Ranveer has a nack for rapping as he has once in one of the songs from Ladies VS Ricky Bahl.
Ranveer has sung all the rapping bits by himself and has been prepping on the role for a long time. Alia Bhatt plays female protagonist in the film and her role is not specified as of yet. By the look of her she seems to be playing an Islamic girl from the same kind of background and locality as Ranveer. In his loose shirt and bag pack Ranveer looks really young in his early twenties and so does Alia in her costume. Ranveer has worked with Zoya before in her last film Dil Dhadakne Do though the film was a huge ensemble star cast including Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma and Anil Kapoor.
Kalki Koechlin, who has worked with Zoya in her second film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara will be joining the cast of Gully Boy as a rapper. Kalki has never played the role of a rapper before neither has she sung a song in any of her films so it would be interesting to see her energy in this role. Ranveer is currently oscillating between Gully Boy and Rohit Shetty’s Simba, which is due for a Christmas 2018 release. Simba will clash with Shahrukh Khan’s Zero and Sushant Singh Rajput’s Kedarnath though Gully Boy does not have a release date yet.