Gully Boy Trailer: Ranveer Singh Drops His Extraness to Channel His Inner Bantai

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Gully Boy Trailer: Ranveer Singh Drops His Extraness to Channel His Inner Bantai

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oya Akhtar’s Gully Boy, inspired by the slums-to-riches journey of gully rappers Divine and Naezy, released its trailer today and made one thing crystal clear: If there’s ever yet another sequel to Singh is Kinng, it’s Ranveer Singh’s for the taking. Last year, Singh – a Bollywood A-lister if ever there was one – opened and ended the year with two excellent performances, which also happened to be box-office hits. In fact, it was his performance that made it impossible to not hold the two films to the same extraordinary standard.

In Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat, Singh essayed Allauddin Khilji, creating an unhinged invader so unwavering about his own inhumanity, it tricked the audience into empathising with him, rather than the film’s milquetoast hero played by Shahid Kapoor. And in last month’s problematic Simmba, Singh, who played a boisterous cop, elevated the Rohit Shetty universe several notches.

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