Ranveer to play lead role in film about street rappers


Ranveer to act in Zoya Akhtar’s next film titled Gully Boy. 

A little known fact about Ranveer Singh is he is a good rapper too.

This was confirmed by rapper “Asal Hustle”, whose real name is Naved Sheikh. He said Ranveer is going to play the lead role in a film about street rappers.

Directed by Zoya Akhtar, the forthcoming project, rumoured to be titled Gully Boy, is about the lives of street rappers from Mumbai’s chawls and ghettos, including artistes Naezy and Divine.

When asked if the 31-year-old actor is doing the film, Naezy said “He is doing the film, it is almost confirmed. But still there are few things which are yet to be finalised, writing is underway.”

Naved Sheikh said Ranveer will be the perfect fit to play the part as he understands and loves hip-hop music. “Ranveer also listens to hip-hop. He knows what real hip-hop is. We spoke to him and he is also very excited regarding this film. He will enjoy this (role) too. I had done a Bollywood track called ‘Birju’ on which he lip synced and was in my get up”.

Naezy, who resides in Kurla, said as part of the film’s research, the “Dil Dhadakne Do” helmer visited their locality and tried to understand the “life and stories” of underground rappers.

Zoya also saw live performance of the artists to get a better insight, and Naezy says the rappers on their part gave her inputs. “She is a very intelligent director. She has thought of making something on this, so it’s good. The biggest misconception regarding hip-hop will be removed and it will also help the underground scene to reach mainstream,” he said. – CINEWS

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  1. rajkall@yahoo.com
    September 19, 2016 at 2:33 am Reply

    Let us wait and see what Ranveer’s skills are as a rapper!

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