Ranveer Singh’s role as a street rapper in Zoya Akhtar’s film is almost confirmed : Everyone is very much excited to see Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in their next upcoming film ‘Padmavati’ which is being Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, but the fans will go crazy as it is almost confirmed that the 31 years old actor will play the role of a street rapper in Zoya Akhtar’s next film. There are reports that the movie’s shooting might start in forthcoming December. Zoya Akhtar’s film is inspired by the real life of rapper Neazy; it is about the life of a struggling street rapper who lives in Mumbai’s chawls and ghettos. The title of the film is not yet confirmed, but the rumored title is ‘Gully Boy.’ Ranveer’s rapping avatar came out in front of the audience when he did a movie named ‘Ladies VS Ricky Bahl’ in which he rapped both in English and Hindi and was really incredible at it & later on the actor was seen again singing his rap songs in many official award function.
In 2014, the actor also performed at Gima Awards 2014 on a song which was sung by him and the surprising thing about it was that not only he rapped but also sang the whole song in his voice only. Yo Yo Honey Singh was also present there. Below is the video of Ranveer Singh’s performance at Gima 2014 Awards which confirms that Ranveer Singh will be best choice for Zoya Akhtar’s next Film.
When asked if the ‘Bajirao Mastani’ star is doing the film, Naezy told PTI, “He is doing the film, it is almost confirmed. But still there are few things which are yet to be finalized, writing is underway.” The “Asal Hustle” rapper, whose real name is ‘Naved Sheikh’ further added that Ranveer will be the perfect fit to play the part as he knows and loves hip-hop music.
“Ranveer also listens to hip-hop. He knows what real hip-hop is. We spoke to him and he is also very excited regarding this. He will enjoy this (role) too. I had done a Bollywood track called ‘Birju’ on which he lip synced and was in my get up. “He was rapping like me. He listens to all our music. He is a very versatile actor. He can be a Bajirao and a rapper too,” he said. Rapper Naezy, who lives in Kurla, told as a part of the film’s research, the “Band Baaja Baaraat” actor tried to follow and understand the life and stories of underground rappers by giving a special visit to their locality.
The actor is going to play a street rapper for the first time and before this, he had never played a role like this in any movie and that is why he is working so hard to learn each and everything about the lifestyle of an underground rapper.
Currently, Ranveer Singh is working out at the gym for the role of Alauddin Khilji that he is going to play in ‘Padmavati’ opposite to Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone. Earlier, there were reports that the ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ actor somehow managed to save his role in the film ‘Padmavati’ as the director Sanjay Leela Bhansali decided to replace him because the star was holidaying in Switzerland.
While he was holidaying, he did not pick up the calls of director and did not even told when he was about to come back to India, and this made Bhansali very angry, which was the reason that the director started his hunt for a new face for the role in ‘Padmavati.’ But now the relation between the director and Ranveer are back to normal and both of them are working together.
So, Zoya Akhtar is now willing to cast Ranveer Singh but before that, she must make it sure that what happened with Bhansali might not happen with her too.