Gully Boy: Ranveer Singh shares his experience of collaborating with Divine and other rappers


Bollywood star Ranveer Singh, who is currently riding high on the success of his blockbuster movie Simmba, took the time out to give us some interesting insights about the prep sessions of his forthcoming movie, Gully Boy.

In the movie, Singh will be portraying the role of a street rapper from Mumbai. The film is inspired from the lives and struggle of rappers, Divine and Naezy and for the preparations, the actor consulted them and many rapping workshops were also organised.

Expressing how working with them was an enriching experience for him, Ranveer said, “It was the most fulfilling journey for me. Look at what has happened to Spitfire and Divine, they are such great artistes. Interacting with them in the prep workshops, working on the dialogues and collaborating with them for the music of the film has been an experience of a lifetime."

Speaking about his kind team of Gully Boy, he said, “When I was first asked about Gully Boy, I knew it was my film. If someone else had done it, I would have burnt out of jealousy. This movie means a lot to me. It is about my city Mumbai and my lovely person Zoya Akhtar. Ritesh Sidhwani is like family. Farhan Akhtar is a renaissance man. I am still waiting for him to direct me. I am waiting from last eight years. Being with Alia, what can I say. I am thankful that she exists. She is such a great actor.”

When asked whether it is easier for talent to shine when you have money, the Padmaavat star said, “There is struggle in everyone’s life, rich and poor. Everybody in this film is so hungry that they gain what they want. Talent cannot be hidden for too long if it is there it is definitely going to shine out.”

Last year was a roller coaster year for Ranveer Singh, with his films Padmaavat and Simmba’s phenomenal run at the ticket counters. Whereas, the three Khans failed to deliver a hit in 2018. “I am very happy that the films that I have been a part of have done well. It was a great year, I don’t feel good when the films of other actors don’t do well. I am from the same industry, I know so much goes into making a film. I want everybody’s films to do well. But I am elated that my films are doing good,” said an elated Ranveer on being asked about the successful run of his films at the box office.

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