Her next Gully Boy is based on street rappers...
Zoya Akhtar was present at the launch of a television channel’s new TV arm. We caught up with her and had interesting conversations with about her next to what she thinks about Indian TV shows. The talented filmmaker was at her candid best and spoke her mind.
When asked about reports of her upcoming film called Gully Boy, which is based on street rappers of Mumbai. She said she can't as the script is not locked yet as it's premature and the producers will get angry. When further prodded about Ranveer Singh's involvement in the project she neither denied nor confirmed it saying the script is yet to be locked and she can't really talk about it. When asked about her wish list of actors she wants to work with, She specifically mentioned Akshay Khanna, Tabu, Deepika Padukone etc. Interesting thing is she didn't name Ranveer Singh but named his girlfriend superstar Deepika Padukone as one of her dream actress to work with. She was also asked about the movies she wished she directed her instant reaction was Udta Punjab but she said she couldn't make that kind of movie and wished to direct was Queen.
During the launch event, she spoke extensively about the channel and how it’s different from other channels, on-air now a days. When asked why she chose to be part of this channel, she mentioned how this channel has four hundred movies out of which two hundred are award winning movies. The list includes Taxi Driver, Ex-Machina, Spotlight, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless mind, Foxcatcher, Almost Famous etc. From classics to recent Oscar winners it has everything.
She further mentioned about being the face of this channel and how there’s gonna be various movies for which she has recorded a little back story or trivia about it and she wants people to discuss the movies.
We asked her about the top stars of Bollywood and the actors she wants to work with, watch this video to know her response:
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