There has been a lot of praise for actor Ranveer Singh after the teaser from his latest movie Gully Boy was released. Gully Boy, a movie based on the life of Divine and Naezy (Naved Shaikh), underground rappers from Mumbai, has Ranveer in the lead role with Alia Bhatt. A small portion of the clip that was released showed the Simmba star in a hooded sweatshirt, rapping. Now fans, who have watched it, have compared his rapping style to rapper Eminem’s movie 8 Mile.
The teaser, though well received by fans, has raised a lot of questions about some of the scenes being copied from Eminem’s movie that was released in 2002 and is about the rapper’s actual upbringing, and his attempt to launch a career in a genre dominated by African-Americans. Among the comments that were posted on Twitter by fans, one thought was repeated, “Gully Boy seems like a rip off of 8 mile”.
Check the tweets out below:
Gully Boy has been written and directed by Zoya Akhtar, and produced by Tiger Baby and Excel Entertainment. The release date for the movie has been given as February 14, 2019.