Mumbai: As per recent trade reports, Ranveer Singh has opted out of Zoya Akhtar’s ambitious ‘Gully Boy’. The film, based on city rappers who make it big with their local flavour and ghetto lingo, has been in the making since a while now. And as per latest reports, post Ranveer’s exit, the makers are vying for Varun Dhawan to step in.
Ranveer, who’s currently in Alauddin Khilji mode for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus, ‘Padmavati,’ had to opt out since the dates were clashing with Shimit Amin’s romantic drama for Yash Raj Studios.
“Ranveer loved the subject, but finally had to let go. He tried his best to work out the dates for Zoya’s film for the last three months, but Amin’s romantic drama produced by YRF, begins shooting next year and is a romantic drama. The female lead of the film is a newcomer,” DNA quoted a source as saying.
‘Gully Boy,’ reportedly inspired from the lives of popular rappers Naezy aka Naved Sheikh and Divine aka Vivian Fernandes, is scripted by Zoya along with frequent collaborator Rima Kagti.
However, Ranveer and Zoya have recently appeared together in a popular chat show which contradicts the strong rumours doing the rounds.
We won’t know for sure until an official announcement is made. Until then, rumour mongers are bound to have a field day too many....