All the wait to see Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt come together for a film after their quirky cool ads is finally over! It has been confirmed that the duo will be paired opposite each other for Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy. The film will be produced under Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment banner and will be directed by Zoya Akhtar.
Last year there were confusing reports stating that Alia and Ranveer have been roped in but that the actor has walked out of the movie citing date issues. In fact, it was also rumoured that Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara Ali Khan was to make her debut in this movie, opposite Singh.
Ever since Alia and Ranveer were roped in by a brand to endorse their product, we’ve been hoping to see these two pair up for a film. Thankfully, with all the rumours rest aside, it is finally official. Gully Boy will also have a second male lead.
Although the name of the second male lead is still not out yet, buzz states that perhaps it’s Farhan Akhtar, who’ll be the second rapper in the movie. A source close to the film revealed to a 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 neighbourhoods 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.”
Based in Mumbai, most of their work is dedicated to the maximum city. The first song of Rapper Divine aka Vivian Fernandes was Yeh Mera Bombay, which was a tribute to aamchi Mumbai. It was followed by Meri Gully Main which gave an insight into Mumbai’s street life. The film’s name seems to have been inspired by this song. The next was Jungli Sher which narrates his struggles. Rapper Naezy’s debut track was Aafat which talks about his ‘thug life’. So now that Alia will play the lead opposite Ranveer, we wonder which other actor will be signed to play the second rapper? Any guesses?
While you folks set your brains racing, we’ll get in touch with our sources to find out who will be the second male lead in Gully Boy. This is the second time Ranveer and Zoya are working together, after Dil Dhadakne Do. Excited for Gully Boy, now that a new pair has been matched? We certainly are! Stay tuned to this space for hot scoop and latest updates.
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