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Divine reacts to Zoya Akhtar’s comment, ‘Gully Boy’ is not a biopic’

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Yesterday at the trailer launch of ‘Gully Boy’, filmmaker Zoya Akhtar said that that the movie is not a biopic but a fictional drama. ‘Gully Boy’ was reportedly said to be the biopic on the Indian rapper Vivian Fernandes aka Divine. But now as Zoya has said that ‘Gully Boy’ is not a biopic, Divine has reacted to her comment.

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While interacting with the media during the trailer launch, Zoya said, “This is not a biopic of Naezy or Divine. This is a completely fictional story. It is inspired by them and their music; they worked with me on the film to make it authentic. I took inputs about their lives, music, nuances, so there are a lot of things from their lives in the film but it is not an exact biopic, it is a fictional drama.”

Reacting to Zoya’s statement at the launch, rapper Divine told Bollywood Life, “I never said that this was a biopic! This is the story of hip-hop and hip-hop from the gully. This is the story of all of us.”

He further said that Zoya reached out to him in 2016 after seeing one of his gigs. Divine added “She wanted to turn this idea, the rise of gully hip-hop into a film. If it helped my message reach more people… I was on-board with that.”

In Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer ‘Gully Boy’,  there are eighteen songs in the album. The movie is slated to release on February 14 this year.

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