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Gully Boy trailer launch event highlights: It's Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt’s moment in the sun. Watch video here

Gully Boy trailer: Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, along with director Zoya Akhtar, launched the trailer for the upcoming film on Wednesday.

By HT Correspondent | Jan 09, 2019 15:22 IST

The first trailer for Gully Boy, the new film starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, was released online on Wednesday. An announcement video set to Ranveer’s rapping was released a few days ago, and introduced audiences to the concept of ‘asli (real) hip hop’.

A trailer release event was held 1:30 pm and was attended by the stars, director Zoya Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, who co-produces along with Farhan Akhtar, through their Excel Entertainment banner.

 

Gully Boy is in part based on the life and struggles of rapper Divine - its name is inspired by his breakout song, Mere Gully Mein - and his troupe of street rappers, who go by the name ‘Gully Gang’. Ranveer plays a young man, whose only means of expressing himself in a harsh world is through rhymes.

He is joined in the film by Alia and Kalki Koechlin, who play contrasting love interests - Alia is a feisty young girl from a background not too different from Ranveer’s character’s, and Kalki represents the mainstream success he aspires to.

Gully Boy is directed by Zoya Akhtar, who last helmed one of four shorts in the Netflix anthology series, Lust Stories. Ranveer recently delivered the biggest solo hit of his career with Simmba, which will shortly cross Rs 200 crores at the Indian box office. Likewise, Alia starred in the critical and commercial success, Raazi, in 2018.

They will reunite on screen in director Karan Johar’s ambitious Mughal era epic, Takht, which also stars Vicky Kaushal and Kareena Kapoor, among others.

Gully Boy will premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival’s Berlinale Special category, ahead of its release on February 14.

Here are the LIVE updates from the Gully Boy trailer launch:

2:45 pm IST

The trailer is finally here

You can now watch the trailer for Gully Boy here

2:40 pm IST

Check out Alia Bhatt's look from the trailer launch event

Alia Bhatt’s look from the launch event has been shared online by her stylist, Ami Patel. Her hair is styled byby Priyanka Borkar, and she's wearing Jonathan Simkhai.

2:30 pm IST

Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt have arrived at the venue

Lead actors Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt have made their way to the stage, where they will unveil the Gully Boy trailer. The event is being held at the Novotel in Juhu, Mumbai.

2:20 pm IST

Before the trailer, watch the teaser video again

The Gully Boy announcement video has been viewed more than 15 million time on YouTube. Check it out here.

2:10 pm IST

Can Gully Boy live up to these other films and shows about rap music?

From Eminem’s 8 Mile and the blockbuster biopic Straight Outta Compton, Ranveer Singh and Zoya Akhtar certainly have their work cut out for them with Gully Boy. Here are the best rap movies/shows you should watch.

1:50 pm IST

Ranveer Singh gets fans pumping with new motion poster; trailer isn’t far behind

Ranveer Singh took to Instagram to share a new motion poster ahead of the trailer launch. “Apne time aayega,” he captioned the post, repeating the film’s tagline.

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😎🎤💥 #apnatimeaayega #gullyboy

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1:40 pm IST

Ranveer Singh shares rap wisdom ahead of trailer launch

Ranveer Singh built up excitement for the trailer by sharing rap lyrics on his Twitter account. He tagged the tweets with ‘Wednesday Wisdom’. Check them out here.

 

 

1:30 pm IST

Ranveer Singh is in the house

Star Ranveer Singh has arrived at the launch event venue, the Novotel in Juhu, Mumbai. He will reportedly be performing on stage as well.

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#GullyBoy IS HERE!!

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1:15 pm IST

Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh share teasers ahead of trailer launch

To build excitement around the launch of the Gully Boy trailer, stars Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh shared teasers on their social media. Watch them here:

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#GullyBoyTrailer drops tomorrow 💃🕺

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1:00 pm IST

Fans react positively to the teaser

Fans were impressed by the film’s announcement video, released online on January 4. Several people took to Twitter to praise Ranveer’s performance, and his rap skills. You can check out the reactions here.

12:45 pm IST

Director Shashank Khaitan shares his own rap video

Dhadak director Shashank Khaitan has shared a video of himself performing a short rap, ahead of the trailer launch. “The gully boy rap by this Nashik Boy,” he captioned the video, which was shared by Alia Bhatt on her Instagram stories.

12:30 pm IST

Ranveer Singh raps on the way to the launch

Ranveer Singh shared a video of himself rapping to the original song, Asli Hip Hop, on his Instagram stories. He captioned the video, ‘Gully Boy aaj (today).” The actor can be seen wearing a red jacket, a matching bandana, and sunglasses as he raps in his car.