Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in the lead role has locked the 2019’s Valentine’s day for the film’s release.
The film is all set to release on 14th February, 2019.
Gully Boy is a story inspired by slum rappers of Dharavi. Ranveer Singh who is paired opposite Alia Bhatt for the first time on the big screen is playing the role of a street rapper.
The film is Ranveer’s second collaboration with Zoya which showcases the actor in a leaner avatar.
Alia Bhatt who is marking her first outing with Excel Entertainment and Zoya Akhtar will be seen in a never seen before avatar in Gully Boy.
The film also stars Siddhant Chaturvedi and Kalki Koechlin in pivotal roles. Gully Boy has been creating immense buzz ever since its announcement. Be it for the prep videos or the spottings.
Directed by Zoya Akhtar and produced by Excel Entertainment, Gully Boy is slated to release on 14th February, 2019.
Apart from this film, the actor will be seen essaying the role of star cricketer Kapil Dev in ’83. The actor says the movie is an incredible underdog story.
Ranveer told IANS over the phone from Mumbai: “It’s an honour to be a part of one of the most incredible sporting stories of our nation’s history, the 1983 cricket world cup. We have the honour of telling this story and mortalising this on celluloid.
“It is one of the most incredible underdog story.”
The Reliance Entertainment movie is being directed by Kabir Khan. Ranveer says ’83 is a story of human triumph.
“I am damn excited to work with Kabir Khan. Bajrangi Bhaijaan is one of my most favourite films of all time. I am excited to collaborate with him,” he said.
The actor, who is currently enjoying the success of his latest release Padmaavat, is also excited about his current slate of work, which also includes Gully Boy and Simmba.
“My current slate is another opportunity to showcase my versatility and in collaboration with finest filmmakers in the country. So right now I am going through a very rich creative phase and I am feeling blessed,” he added.
’83 follows how, under newly-appointed captain Kapil Dev, the Indian cricket team defeated West Indies in the final of the World Cup in 1983. It tracks the coming-of-age of not just a cricketing team, but of a young nation in the eyes of the world.