Actors Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh have started shooting for Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy. Both the stars announced about the film’s shooting schedule on social media. “And finally its Day 1 of #GullyBoy !!! Such a special film for me for various reasons!!!! Wish me luck!!!! Your support and love means the world to me. Wohooo let’s do this,” tweeted Alia while Ranveer re-posted the clapboard of the film, initially shared by Zoya Akhtar. Gully Boy is said to be based on the lives of street rappers from Mumbai’s chawls, including artistes Naezy and Divine, news agency PTI earlier reported.
Read Alia’s tweet here.
And finally its Day 1 of #GullyBoy !!! Such a special film for me for various reasons!!!! Wish me luckkkk!!!! Your support and love means the world to me Wohooo let’s do this! @RanveerOfficial#zoyaakhtar
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) January 14, 2018
Here’s what Ranveer shared.
Farhan Akhtar, who is also the co-producer of the film, wishing his sister Zoya and the team good luck and tweeted, “And it begins.. Day 1 of #GullyBoy. All the best Zoya @aliaa08 @RanveerOfficial & team.” Farhan has also written the dialogues for Gully Boy. Zoya has earlier directed Ranveer in 2015 film Dil Dhadakne Do, which also featured Farhan.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) January 14, 2018
A few days ago, Zoya Akhtar shared a picture of Ranveer with the rappers and captioned it as, “Gully Boys #boyzindahood.”
Gully Boy is Alia and Ranveer’s first film together. Ranveer is currently awaiting the release of Padmaavat, starring Deepika Padukone and Shahid Kapoor. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed period drama, earlier titled Padmavati, hits the screens on January 25. Meanwhile, Alia Bhatt has Brahmastra, co-starring Ranbir Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan and Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi in the pipeline.
A release date for Gully Boy hasn’t been finalised as of yet.