Ever since Zoya Akhtar announced her next film, Gully Boy, a lot
of speculations have been doing the rounds. While it was said that
Ranveer Singh had almost been finalized to play the male lead, here
comes now a shocking development!
If the latest reports are to be believed, then the Padmavati
actor is no longer doing this film! As per a DNA report, Ranveer
was quite keen to do this film, however the dates of Gully Boy were
clashing with his next with Shinmin Amit. Hence, he had to bid
goodbye to Zoya's film.
A source was quoted saying, "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."
We now hear that Zoya has approached Varun Dhawan to play the
role of a street rapper from a Mumbai chawl and his rise to
The daily further quoted the source adding, "Ranveer's first
loyalty is with YRF, hence when it was obvious he had to choose
between Zoya and Shimit, he opted for his mentor Aditya Chopra's
production. Varun has liked Zoya's story and is trying to work out
his dates for the film, which starts next year."
Reportedly, Gully Boy is inspired by two rappers Divine (Vivian
Fernandes) and Naezy (Naved Sheikh) and their rap-to-riches
Currently Ranveer is busy shooting for Padmavati and has Befikre
up next for release. On the other hand, Varun's next films are
Badrinath Ki Dulhania and Judwaa 2.