Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Gully Boy’ Is Based On The Life Of These Two Rappers

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Recently the announcement was made by the director ‘Zoya Akhtar’ and the makers of ‘Gully Boy’ that the movie has been completed, which features Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles. Gully Boy is supposed to hit the screens on Valentines Day, 14th February 2019.

Singh is playing the role of a rapper for the very first time in his career, the role is inspired from the rappers of the Mumbai city. The film revolves around the rap culture in the city, how it started, how it becomes a trend and who the rappers are.

Divine & Naezy | Photo: wikifeed.in

Gully Boy is based on the rappers who got famous after their song ‘Mere Gully Mein’, which was done by Naved Shaikh who is also known as Naezy and Vivian Fernandez also known as Divine.

Alia Bhatt will be playing the role of  Zoya Ali, according to the photos she seems to be Singh’s love interest.

The movie is based on these two rappers Divine and Naezy, Singh’s character is based on them.

Divine or Vivian Fernandez got famous after he recorded and made a homemade video in 2013 ‘Yeh Mera Bombay’. The video’s shooting was done in his neighbour’s streets and it went viral very fast. After that, Divine collaborated with another talented rapper Naezy and did, ‘Mere Gully Mein’ which was a massive hit.

Naezy, who name is Naved Shaikh got his turn when was 22 and recorded a song on his iPad, Aafat, which was instantly famous on the social media. Since then Naezy has been a complete success and his songs are loved by everyone.

This is the central theme of ‘Gully Boy’.  Apart from Ranveer and Alia, Kalki Koechlin, Prakash Raj, Parmeet Sethi, Ali Asgar, Akanksha Puri and many more will be seen in the movie. The whole star cast is a power house of talent. Zoya Akhtar has directed different kinds of movies, like ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ which was based on facing your fears, then ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ which was about a dysfunctional family and now this which is different from all the previous works.

It will be interesting to see these two stars paired up for the first time.

Samyak Sheth
Samyak Sheth

A traveller and journalist who views the world wearing multi-coloured goggles. He believes that life is to live not to survive.

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