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Gully Boy trailer: Rapper Ranveer Singh shines as he raps to express himself

January 10th, 2019 | by Manisha Surange
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The trailer of actor Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh starrer Gully Boy is out and the film is a lot more that expected, it is engrossing.

The trailer of the film shows Ranveer Singh as the man who raps to express himself. He is living a less privileged life and is told over and over again that one cannot rise above the economic and social status. But he believes that he will some day say ‘apna time aayega’ (my time will come). After Ranveer was seen in Simmba, this film showcases the actor get under the skin of any character. After gettign the appearance as a corrupt cop who uses humour as a distracting device he plays a rapper from the streets of Mumbai.

Alia Bhatt will be playing Ranveer Singh’s love interest who supports him throughout. She seems to be studying to be a doctor. Kalki Koechlin also a part of the film.

When asked about her character in the film, Alia said, “For the first time, I have cried less on screen. When you watch the film, you will see me. I can’t speak much about my character. But I say ‘dhoptaungi’, if you know what it means. I play a student in this film. I think it has been one of my best experiences working with Zoya and Excel. It is such a fantastic team. They are so on point with everything. The film is so raw.”

Zoya Akhtar is famous for making movies that rely on picturesque locations where characters deal with first world problems. The director made her debut with Luck By Chance, her film Gully Boy has Zoya get the scenes in slums.

The film is directed by Zoya Akhtar and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, Gully Boy is said to be inspired by the life of rappers, Vivian Fernandes aka Divine and Naved Shaikh aka Naezy. Guly Boy chronicles the lives of Mumbai’s independent hip-hop artistes.

Sharing about the film at the trailer launch event, Zoya said, “This is not a biopic of Divine and Naezy. It is a fictional story. It is inspired by Naezy and Divine. They have helped me a lot by showing me their life. I have made a story that has inspired me.”

In an exclusive chat with Indian Express, Divine aka Vivian shared how he was approached by Zoya at one of his shows. “Zoya introduced herself and asked me for my number. She wanted to meet and chat. When Zoya said she wanted to write a story about me and other Mumbai rappers, I couldn’t quite picture it,” he said. Divine added that the filmmaker was determined to know about his hood in Mumbai 59, Gully Gang and the children from the other side of the tracks.

Photo courtesy: www.indianexpress.com

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