Ranveer Singh is an ardent fan of rap music and he has tried his hand at rapping too. Ranveer impressed everyone when he turned rapper for the title track of Ladies vs Ricky Bahl. Moreover, he even performed at several award functions and we can’t wait to see him play the role of a rapper in Gully Boy.
As per a popular tabloid, Singh has already recorded tracks for the Zoya Akhtar directorial. He was often spotted at several recording studios in the city. Gully Boy is a biopic inspired by the lives of two rappers Vivian Fernandes aka Divine and Naved Shaikh aka Naezy.
When Vivian was asked about it, he stated, “In 2016, I was performing at a (now defunct) club in Lower Parel. Zoya was in the audience and after the show, we spoke about Mumbai’s burgeoning hip-hop culture. She had heard my work online and took my number. She then visited my house and told me that she wanted to make a film on Mumbai’s street rappers. Our conversation mainly revolved around my inspirations and ambitions.”
He even revealed that Zoya and the co-writer of the film Reema Kagti visited their gully in the city, where they shot their hit song Mere Gully Mein. Little did they know, soon Ranveer will play the leading man in the film based on them.
Talking about RS, Divine said, “He’s a cool guy and already dresses like a rapper so he needs no tips in the fashion department from me. It is one thing to get audiences to wake up and listen to our kind of music, which is not about girls, gold and drugs but about real life in Mumbai. But it is an even greater thing when mainstream actors like Ranveer chose to be a Gully Boy. He’s now a part of our movement.”
When asked if he will be acting and rapping with Ranveer, Divine added, “I would love to because I know that Zoya is keeping it as real as possible. But Ranveer has already been rapping and recording for the film. He knows my songs, Jungli Sher, Farak and Mere Gully Mein by heart and keeps singing them. Recently, he recorded a track with a band of rappers too. I’ve heard him rap and he is good at it. I am sure he’ll be great in the film.”
Gully Boy also stars Alia Bhatt opposite Ranveer and is set to go on floors in the month of November.