Mumbai, Feb 16 (PTI) Hollywood star Will Smith has praised actor Ranveer Singh for his performance in his latest film “Gully Boy”.Also Read - Maharashtra Rains Highlights: PM Modi Speaks to Uddhav Thackeray, Assures All Possible Support From Centre

The film, directed by Zoya Akhtar and also featuring Alia Bhatt, released on Friday and has been well-received by both the critics and the fans. Also Read - Icius Tukarami: New Spider Species Named After 26/11 Martyr Who Caught Ajmal Kasab

It features Ranveer as an up-and-coming rapper who sets out to achieve his dream by rhyming about his life on the Mumbai streets. Also Read - Cyclone Tauktae 'Very Likely' to Intensify Further, Landfall in Gujarat Early Tuesday | Highlights

Smith, 50, shared a video on his official Instagram page where he congratulated Ranveer for the film.

“Yo Ranveer! Congrats man. I am loving what you doing. Gully Boy’,” the actor said in the video.

“I have seen old school hip hop, seen hip hop all over the world. I am loving it. Go get it,” he added.

On its first day at box office, “Gully Boy”, produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, minted Rs 18.7 crore.

Smith is currently awaiting for the release of his Disney film, “Alladin”. The actor is playing blue-skinned Genie in the Guy Ritchie-directed film.

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