Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer Gully Boy are all set to hit cinemas next Friday. The movie about a boy who wants to break free with the help of his music is the top pick for all music lovers nowadays.
During an interview yesterday, Ranveer Singh – the film’s lead – opened about a lot including Gully Boy, rapping, his character and much more. Read on to know it all.
Talking about the response the trailer and songs of Gully Boy has received Ranveer said,
“I wasn’t expecting it, I was hoping it be like (this). I understand it is not the typical popular music but it’s a huge thing that the first time I have ever done my vocals and it’s become number one (clap).”
Talking about singing and rapping, Ranveer said
“I can’t sing to save my life. Rapping is decent. I mean if it’s gone to number one then it must be ok atleast. It is not half bad. Of course I have not written it myself but given my vocals to five songs and a few poems and it’s awesome to see the tracks doing so well. Not just Apna Time Aayega but Hip Hop also, Meir Gali Mai also. What I didn’t expect was like I said it’s not like Aankh Marey – it’s legit hip hop. Apna Time Aayega is legit hip hop song so that’s significant for the scene also, for underground and independent music also, that a legit hip hop song can get such main stream acceptance. And that’s what we are hoping for the music, for the sake of the scene and the rappers themselves.”
Sharing a chat he had with director Zoya Akhtar after Gully Boy’s music launch he said:
“Zoya told me that this film is more than just her and me, it’s really about the hopes and dreams of a lot of people – the people attached to underground scenes, hip hop scenes, Indian hip hop scenes, general public. It could be a turning point, a real boost for scene ko bhadava milega.”
The authentic flavour of the film takes the film to another level, it’s made the film very special.
Talking about how he feels after watching the film a day ago, Ranveer said:
“It was a very very special experience. It was an emotional experience.”
This film will really make you – it made us feel something. If you’ve worked on something and you can still be moved by it when you see it as a cohesive and ready product then I think that is significant. We are very happy with the film. We are very proud of the work. And we are very excited to present it to all.”
Talking about early reviews and the film going to Berlin, Ranveer said:
“Reviews will come out early because we are showing it in Berlin. People will start writing about it as early as the 8-9 or something. So ya, we are very keenly looking forward to how the screening will go, and what the first reactions will be. A little bit of anxiety is setting in now.”
Talking about ‘jumping’ into singing, Ranveer Singh said:
“I then to enthusiastically jump (laugh) at opportunities. I wanted to rap, but Zoya was not sure. She’s like ‘I don’t know if you are going to be good enough. This is a full music album I know you have done a little bit here and there at award shows, little bit rap in Ladies vs Ricky Bahl and all.’ She was unsure. She was like no, if you’re not good enough I won’t give you my music album. You’ll have to give a test. For me there was no question. I wanted it in my own voice. This movie of a young boy wanting to be a musician, it calls for the actor playing the part to lend his own voice. So while I was very keen she was unsure. It was like my recording ka test.”
Loosely based on the life of street rappers Divine and Naezy, it stars Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt. This Zoya Akhtar directorial also features Kalki Koechlin, Vijay Raaz and Siddhant Chaturvedi in supporting roles. Produced by Excel Entertainment and Tiger Baby, Gully Boy is all set to release this Valentines’s Day – 14th February.