Ranveer Singh to play a rapper in Zoya Akhtar's upcoming film?

FP Staff

May,16 2016 09:55 20 IST

Is there anything Ranveer Singh can't do?

Currently in Paris shooting with Vaani Kapoor for YRF's Befikre, the buzz around his next couple of releases in tremendous. Rumours include an upcoming film with Sanjay Leela Bhansali (possibly with or without Shah Rukh Khan; only time will tell), and Dhoom 4 with Salman Khan.

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Ranveer Singh. Image from IBN live.

However it is one piece of speculation that particularly has our interest. According to Mumbai Mirror, Ranveer Singh is allegedly going to be the lead in Zoya Akhtar's next film, where he plays a rapper. The film, tentatively titled Gully Boy, will graph Singh as an underdog from the streets of Mumbai who rises to the top as a city rapper.

Ranveer's role is modelled upon Mumbai-based rappers Naezy and Divine, who also came out with an anthem for Mumbai, titled Mere Gully Mein. Both have gone on to work with All India Bakch*d and bass king Nucleya, after having started out as 'gully' rappers from the slums of Mumbai.

The film is currently in the scripting stage (helmed by Akhtar and Talaash directed Reema Kagti) and has a variety of sources for its lead character, some of whom include "politically incorrect" rappers Muck Fodi (Ashwini Mishra), Vik Sen aka Feyago, Bangalore-based Brodha V aka Vignesh Shivanand and BK from Tripura, all of whom do underground, politician bashing and very popular on social media.

The film is all set to start rolling next year, after Ranveer finished his prior commitments, and will also have another actor in the cast.

This is probably what Akhtar and Ranveer Singh were discussing when they met before he left for Paris to shoot for Befikre.

Read this Mumbai Mirror report for further details.