Is actor Ranveer Singh, changing his profession and turning into a rapper, because that is what it seems nowadays, to be the top priority of the actor. Well, all this interest in rap music and rappers by the actor is an upcoming movie by director Zoya Akhtar of ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ fame, which is titled ‘Gully Boys’. The character that Ranveer play in the movie is influenced by the rappers ‘Divine’ and ‘Naezy’, such is the dedication of Ranveer Singh for the role, that he had pinged Vivian Fernandes aka Divine that they should chill out together, and Vivian has been star struck with him snap chatting from Khar, both the artist are admirers of each other works and follow each on the social network.
Well the movie idea came when Divine was performing in Mumbai at a now defunct club in Lower Parel, and Zoya Akhtar was in the audience sitting listening to him rap, after his performance they briefly talked about the Mumbai growing hip hop circuit, and Zoya took her number. In the following days, Zoya visited Divine and she told him that she wants to make a film on the Mumbai’s street rapper. Divine recalls that their conversation mostly was around his inspirations and ambitions.
Until a few months back Divine was oblivious to the fact that Ranveer was playing the part in the film as a rapper as a lead actor. He goes on say that he is cool with Ranveer playing a rapper and says that he will rock it as he usually dresses like a rapper. Divine also goes on to say that their songs which are not about gold, drugs or girls but is about the real social issues plaguing the society of Mumbai and it is a big feat if the audience listen to their songs but a mainstream actor taking up their cause is a whole new ball game in all its entirety, Divine says that Ranveer is now a Gully Boy and part of the movement.
The film is due to kick off for production in the month of November with actress Alia Bhatt opposite Ranveer Singh and the film is expected to release in 2018. Divine is also working side by side on a music video, which Sony Music will release later this year and a question arises whether Divine will be debuting as a Bollywood composer-rapper or not, but we would love it no matter what if he debuts as a Bollywood composer-rapper, and our very own Ranveer Singh has recorded a rap track with group of rappers and he is good at it as told by Divine and goes on to say that he would do justice to the role and to the film at large.