After Hollywood, the trend of churning out spin-offs of successful movies may gain momentum in Bollywood as well. Talking about the most-talked-about spin-off of a Hindi film in recent years, Naam Shabana (2017) always tops the list, wherein Taapsee Pannu relived the character originally played in the Akshay Kumar starrer, Baby (2015).
Now, buzz has it that newcomer Siddhant Chaturvedi, who delivered a breakout performance in Gully Boy (2019) as MC Sher, is set to have his own spin-off wherein he will play the character of MC Sher once again. Zoya Akhtar, who directed Gully Boy, will helm its spin-off too.
“The film is entirely based on Siddhant’s character and traces MC Sher’s journey to becoming a hero. This will also give the makers a chance to delve deeper into hip-hop culture and you can expect many engaging rap battles,” a source reveals.
Gully Boy, which was headlined by Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, turned out to be one of the most successful films of the first quarter of 2019. It earned approximately ₹ 130 crores at the domestic box-office.
The movie was bankrolled by Excel Entertainment and Tiger Baby Productions. The spin-off will be produced by the same makers.
An official announcement is awaited.