Ranveer Singh is making buzzy headlines since the announcement of his film Padmavati and his upcoming crazy flick Befikre. Amid this there was also this speculation that Ranveer would be seen in Zoya Akhtar’s next film ‘Gully Boy’. But here we have a bad news for all the Ranveer Singh fans and good news for Varun Dhawan fans! Yes, Gully Boy will have Varun Dhawan as the lead character and not Ranveer Singh! Ranveer Singh who had a good bonding with Zoya after their last film Dil Dhadakne Do, was willing to work with her once again in her next film but as fate had it, he will no more be a part of this story!

Gully Boy is a movie that revolves around a street rapper in Mumbai, who strives hard and sees the face of fame. Ranveer Singh was the initial choice of the Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara director Zoya for this off-centre role. However, the Ladies vs Ricky Behl actor is packed with tight schedule having Padmavati in his hands. Also he will be next seen in Shimit Amin’s upcoming movie. This movie will go on the floors same as that of Gully Boy, resulting in clash of dates. Next what Ranveer has in his hat is a Rohit Shetty film in 2018! We can clearly see that the carefree handsome actor of the tinsel town is too busy to sign an another film!

As reported in DNA, a source said, “Ranveer loved the subject, but finally had to let go. He tried his best to work out the dates for Zoya’s film for the last three months, but Amin’s romantic drama produced by YRF, begins shooting next year and is a romantic drama. The female lead of the film is a newcomer.”  Zoya Akhtar has already started working upon the script with Reema Kagti and she has almost finalised the story. (ALSO READ: Ranveer Singh’s in a do-not-disturb mode! Here’s why)

Meanwhile, Varun Dhawan is being considered as the next best choice for Gully Boy. The same source added, ”  “Ranveer’s first loyalty is with YRF, hence when it was obvious he had to choose between Zoya and Shimit, he opted for his mentorAditya Chopra’s production. Varun has liked Zoya’s story and is trying to work out his dates for the film, which starts next year.” Well, we hope that Varun Dhawan manages to get to time to work with Zoya Akhtar. After all, she has given these largely loved movies ‘Luck By Chance’, ‘Zindagi na milegi dobara’ and ‘Dil Dhadakne do’. (ALSO READ: Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan shoot ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ in Singapore)

Varun Dhawan has this fun image on the silver screen where he can keep his fans hooked up with his charming style and humor. The Badlapur actor was also seen in rapping in the song ‘Saturday Saturday’ from ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ movie. He also danced on the raps that were in the film ‘ABCD 2’. After all this, we would love to see him as a complete street rapper! Right now this cute heartthrob is busy shooting ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ with Alia Bhatt. Well, it will be great to watch Varun in this next big flick with Zoya, Gully Boy!