CONFIRMED: Zoya Akhtar to make Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer ‘Gully Boy’s sequel
Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh‘s ‘Gully Boy’ will have its sequel too. Yes, the news of ‘Gully Boy’s sequel has been confirmed by none other than the director of the film Zoya Akhtar. She also made it clear that Farhan Akhtar would not be a part of the sequel of the movie. ‘Gully Boy’ was released on February 14 and has managed to earn more than Rs 100 crores at the box office window.
Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh starrer ‘Gully Boy’ was premiered at Berlin International Film Festival 2019. The film had opened positively at the box office window and was appreciated by both audiences and critics. The performances of Ranveer and Alia were largely appreciated.
Confirming the ‘Gully Boy’ sequel, Zoya Akhtar told Deccan Chronicle, “My co-writer Reema Kagti and I do feel there’s so much more to be said on the entire hip-hop culture in our country. And another film exploring the theme is being scripted and planned.”
Talking about Farhan Akhtar, she said, “He just didn’t fit into ‘Gully Boy’. And we’re both sorry about it. Also, his image from the ‘Rock On’ series is affiliated to an entirely different genre of music. It would have been a bit of a culture shock for the audience to suddenly see him swerve from stadium-rock to hip-hop.”
The story of the film is based on two street rappers Divine and Naezy, who aspire to make it big. Ranveer plays the role of a rapper and Alia plays his love interest in the film. Apart from Alia and Ranveer, ‘Gully Boy’ also featured Kalki Koechlin, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Vijay Verma in pivotal parts.