The actor is all set to play a guy who makes his way out from the slums of Mumbai...
We all know how
Zoya Akhtar and Ranveer Singh are fond of each other. The director-actor duo came close to each other while shooting for Dil Dhadakne Do. They were spotted enjoying each other's company and were inseparable at most of the parties. Ranveer had always maintained that he wants to work with Zoya again and while they did pair up for an ad campaign, a film project was missing.
However, their dream to reunite has come again. According to a report in a leading tabloid, Ranveer Singh is all set to play a guy who makes it big after living in a Mumbai slum. He becomes a rapper, who writes songs with social messages addressing the Dalit oppression, street life, economic inequality and even homosexuality. Tentatively titled Gully Boy, the film will have another parallel lead actor and it will be a hard hitting film.
Ranveer will rap in Urdu, Hindi and Marathi.
A source close to the film revealed to the daily, "The film is inspired by real life rappers like Divine and Naezy whose work has ranged from speaking about petty crimes in their respective Mumbai neighborhoods of Kurla and Andheri to sharing stories about finding a voice and becoming activists. It is an extremely ambitious project and will roll next year."
Reema Kagti have been researching from quite some time now and have even hung out with the rappers to get some more insight for their film. The film is also set to derive inspiration from some politically incorrect rappers like Muck Fodi (Ashwini Mishra), Kolkata-based Vik Sen aka Feyago, Bangalore-based Brodha V aka Vignesh Shivanand and a few more.
At the moment, Ranveer is shooting with Vaani Kapoor for Aditya Chopra's
Befikre. Post this, he will shoot for another film before starting Zoya's film. Are you excited to see Ranveer Singh rap in Gully Boy? Tell us in the comments section below! Also check out 5 interesting things about that you definitely need to know in the video right here: Befikre VIDEO
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