Actor Ranveer Singh, who will be seen as a street rapper in his next film "Gully Boy", shared a throwback photograph with international rapper Snoop Dogg. Ranveer tweeted the selfie on Thursday. "Ain't nothing but a G thang. Throwback Thursday the Dogg father... Snoop Dogg," Ranveer captioned the image, hinting at Snoop Dogg's "Nothin' But a G Thang" song.
Ranveer's "Gully Boy" is helmed by Zoya Akhtar, and he will share screen space with actress Alia Bhatt. The movie is backed by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani's Excel Entertainment.
The film produced by Excel Entertainment follows the story of slum rappers of Dharavi, Mumbai, a statement issued here said. The makers also unveiled the first look of the film on social media in which both Alia and Ranveer are seen in simple, de-glam yet pensive looks. The Student of the Year actor has her head covered with a hijab, while the Padmaavat star is wearing a hoodie. Ranveer's character in the film is reportedly inspired by real-life rappers, Divine and Naezy. Ranveer is paired opposite Alia for the first time on the big screen, having been seen earlier in an advertisement.
The musical-drama film marks the second outing for Zoya and Ranveer, while it is for the first time Alia has collaborated with the Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara director. The film also stars Siddhant Chaturvedi and Kalki Koechlin in pivotal roles.