Ever since Ranveer’s upcoming release Padmavati has been facing controversies, Ranveer has showed his concern towards the same. However, he is now keeping his focus on the preparation for his next film Gully Boy, starring opposite Alia Bhatt. The film is a Zoya Akhtar production, wherein Ranveer will portray the role of a rapper. The actor along with Alia Bhatt met Zoya Akhtar for the film’s discussion.
According to a leading Indian daily, a source said, “Ranveer is keen to move on. He has already committed dates to Zoya for the film, and hence can’t let everything wait. He has already been told to not do media interviews for Padmavati before the release. And after the indefinite postponement of the movie, he cannot let other films, including Gully Boy, suffer, because he’s a thorough professional. The Padmavati shoot already meant that Gully Boy’s pre-production work was under stress. And this postponement will not let it be hampered further. Thankfully, everyone in the film industry — including Zoya — understands how Sanjay Leela Bhansali works. So they have given Ranveer a lot more space.”
Gully Boy is based on a true story about the lives of Vivian Fernandes aka Divine and Naved Shaikh aka Naezy. As Ranveer will be essaying the role of the rapper Divine in the film, the rapper was asked about Ranveer Singh, to which he replied, “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.”