By now, everyone is surely aware that Ranveer Singh is quite a multi tasker. The actor, who stunned us with his Khilji avatar in Padmaavat and later as Simmba, is all set to blow our minds with his rapping skills in Gully Boy. While Asli Hip Hop and Apna Time Ayega, both sung by Ranveer himself, have already taken everyone by storm, we hear that he has two more songs to his credit. Ranveer trained with street rappers for months before recording the songs.
“Ranveer plays the role of an extremely talented rapper from the streets of Mumbai who voices the emotions, dreams, ambitions, anger, passion of the masses living in Mumbai. His character is a metaphor for the hopes, aspirations and realities of everyday life of a regular Mumbaikar.
Ranveer was certain that audiences will connect to the soul of the film more if they hear him sing as it will add more authenticity to the film and his character. He discussed it with Zoya and convinced her with his rapping skills. Zoya has seen Ranveer rapping in social circles and she was aware that he can rap but looking at his passion for the role and how hard he trained at rapping, she agreed to also present Ranveer as the singer in Gully Boy,” says a source close to the development.
The source added, “For Ranveer, Gully Boy is an extremely emotional film. Firstly, it’s Zoya’s film and he wants to do his best for the film and his friend who is the director. Secondly, he is so deeply, emotionally connected with the film’s message and he wanted to do justice to the voice of the streets. He prepped really hard for the film, worked for months on his singing and rapping skills by sitting and exchanging notes with the rappers of Mumbai.
Both Divine and Naezy were of huge help in his process of becoming a rapper and also understanding the lives, journey and minds of the these talented musicians. Ranveer has delivered massively as a singer in Gully Boy and Zoya as well as the rappers of Mumbai are thrilled about this huge feat.”
Ranveer will be seen sharing screen space with Alia Bhatt in Gully Boy which releases on February 14, 2019.