The Unstoppable Gully Boy :From Mumbai streets to BBC

Many laued Singh for his versatility and a gripping performance in the teaser flaunting his rapping skills. The chemistry between Bhatt and Singh too got some attention. Bollywood buffs praised the cast and crew and said they can’t wait for the film to release soon.

In a surprise move, makers of Gully Boy dropped the teaser of the film on Friday. The Zoya Akhtar directorial starring Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt in lead roles got everyone talking ever since the first posters were unveiled and with the Asli Hip-Hop song releasing, fans couldn’t stop gushing about the sneak-peak. From the looks of it, the film, based on the life of street rappers of Mumbai seems quite intriguing.

India’s famed music scene is making room for a new generation, bearing turntables and a mic, instead of a sitar and drums.

The Real Gully Boy

Local rapper Vivian Fernandes, aka Divine. recently struck a deal with Sony Music for his songs, which are mostly performed in Hindi.

“I can connect with every type of person in India if I rap in Hindi, from the security guard to the office worker,” Divine tells BBC Pop Up.

BBC Pop Up is the company’s travelling unit that does stories suggested to them by their audience. And the story of underground music was suggested to them by a user on Twitter.

Divine on Ranveer Singh

Rapper Divine, on whom the film is loosely based shares his experience while working with Ranveer on the project. Taking us inside the studio as Ranveer was rapping the song, Divine said that he couldn’t take credit for the actor’s smooth delivery as the Bajirao Mastani star did it all on his own. Talking to Mid-day, Divine said, “I would just hang around in the studio, while he would do his [own] thing. I didn’t train him. He looks so real. Of whatever I have seen so far, it seems that Ranveer has given his all to this role. This is so encouraging!”

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