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Ranveer & Alia To Be Cast In Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Gully Boy’!

Ranveer Singh, the Bollywood powerhouse, is known for his antics and I don’t think I need to mention how! I mean, who has ever dared to call a contemporary/ex ‘Bhootni’ and has managed to get away with it (with an invite that too)?! While you may argue that Anushka was a sport to take in zest, I want to commend Ranveer on his word-play.

Ranveer recently took to Twitter and expressed his unabated love for Alia Bhatt in a way you have never seen before!

And Alia, being the goofball she is, replied with her humour intact! The ‘jugalbandi’ is quite something:

The news in question being, Ranveer Singh is director Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy – after much speculations the news was finally confirmed by the film’s producers Excel Entertainment co-owned by Zoya’s brother Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani on Wednesday. Actress Alia Bhatt has been cast opposite Ranveer in the music-based film. Excel Entertainment flashed the news on Twitter: “Things are about to heat up . @RanveerOfficial and @aliaa08 pair up for @excelmovies #GullyBoy. (sic).” Alia and Ranveer have earlier worked in various adverts for travel portal and their Jodi was appreciated by the audience. Zoya has earlier worked with Ranveer in her film Dil Dhadakne Do.

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Zoya, had earlier mentioned in an interview that she was going to make a film on Mumbai street rappers who live in ghettos and chawls. The story is reportedly based on rapper Naved Sheikh a.k.a. Naezy’s life. While there were talks about who would play the rapper on screen, names of Varun Dhawan and Ranbir Kapoor have done the rounds before but now Excel Entertainment has confirmed in a tweet that Ranveer Singh has been finalised for the part and Alia Bhatt would be playing his leading lady.

Here’s what Excel Entertainment tweeted:


In October, last year, when Zoya was asked about her impending project Gully Boy, she told reporters that the film is about a Mumbai-based rapper, as reported by a leading news agency.

Ranveer Singh, 31, seems like a good choice for the role as the Bajirao Mastani actor has proved his proficiency at rapping in an advertisement from a clothing line he endorses. Ranveer wrote the lyrics to a rap song and also performed the rap in a digital video. Ranveer’s upcoming film is Padmavati with Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor.

Meanwhile Alia Bhatt, who is gearing up for the release of Barinath Ki Dulhania, has been cast opposite Ranveer in a feature film for the first time. This is also her first film with Zoya Akhtar. She will also be seen in Ayan Mukherji’s Dragon with Ranbir Kapoor.

Zoya Akhtar, 43, has made films like Luck By Chance, Dil Dhadakne Do (which featured Ranveer) and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara besides directing a segment in ‘Bombay Talkies’.

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