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 fame.
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 stories.
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.