Ranveer Singh’s rap in Gully Boy to highlight social problems

Sonup Sahadevan

[dropcap]G[/dropcap]ully Boy, directed by Zoya Akhtar, is one of the most anticipated movies of 2018. The maverick Ranveer Singh, who plays the male lead in the film, will be seen as a rapper in the movie. Interestingly, his rap will highlight the social issues plaguing our society.

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14th February 2019 #gullyboy

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“It is not a rap that has profanities in it. The rap in Gully Boy will focus on socio-political issues that the common man is facing in our country. The issues touched upon through the rap are poverty, the class system that exists in our society, the condition of living, corruption among others,” says the source.

Ranveer has performed brilliantly, revealed a source.

“He is a natural when it comes to rapping. Although he says it is not in his comfort zone, the truth is he can do it effortlessly. The issues that he raps upon are also of the serious kind and that has got him to be much more focused to make sure he sends out the right message well through his rap,” the source said.

Ranveer Singh also shared a picture on his Instagram account with rapper Naved Shaikh, in which the duo can be seen flashing their 100-watt smiles.

The team finished shooting for the film in April and took to their social networking handles to share photos and videos from the wrap party on the sets.

Ranveer also made sure to dedicate a special post to his “bae”.

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Ranveer shared a selfie with his director and captioned it saying, “Bae & I. Made for each other. I love you @zoieakhtar. Thank you for this unique and unforgettable experience #gullyboy.”

Also starring Alia Bhatt in a leading role along with Kalki Koechlin, Ali Asgar, Parmeet Sethi and Pooja Gaur in supporting roles, ‘Gully Boy’ is inspired by Mumbai’s street rappers – DIVINE and Naezy. It is scheduled to hit theatre screens in February 2019.