Original ‘gully boy’ of the nation, Naezy has now got actor Sanya Malhotra groove to his latest song – Aafat Wapas. Sanya posted a video of herself dancing fantastically to the tunes of Naezy’s track that was released on March 26. Aafat Wapas is the second part of his first ever rap song Aafat, that was shot on an iPad and released in 2014. Here’s what Sanya posted on Instagram:

In another striking post made by Naezy himself, he has shared his real-life story, admitting that while the large part of what Ranveer Singh and Zoya Akhtar showed in their film Gully Boy is factual, there was no Safeena in his life and his father also didn’t marry twice. In his interview with Humans of Bombay, he narrated his story. Naezy’s post read, “I was born & brought up in Kurla, an infamous area. My family was full of academics, but I was different. I had an ‘adventurous’ childhood–I’d spend all day with my friends doing the craziest things! I’d hustle hard to get money from anywhere possible–I’d search & sell unused things for cash!”

He added, “I never let my family see this side of me, but they realised what I was up to.
My mom took care of us because my dad was in Dubai. She said the only way I’d improve was if I stayed away from my friends. I changed schools & houses, but the streets never left me. I found my way back, through Hip-Hop. I loved writing, but hadn’t been introduced to ‘rap culture’ before, so I began researching. It was like a fire burned within me!

I had to study BSc, but I used that time to focus on Hip-Hop–I had so much to say; my songs were unsaid words from dusty street corners. ”

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#Repost @officialhumansofbombay • • • • • • “I was born & brought up in Kurla, an infamous area. My family was full of academics, but I was different. I had an ‘adventurous’ childhood–I’d spend all day with my friends doing the craziest things! I’d hustle hard to get money from anywhere possible–I’d search & sell unused things for cash! I never let my family see this side of me, but they realised what I was up to. My mom took care of us because my dad was in Dubai. She said the only way I’d improve was if I stayed away from my friends. I changed schools & houses, but the streets never left me. I found my way back, through Hip-Hop. I loved writing, but hadn’t been introduced to ‘rap culture’ before, so I began researching. It was like a fire burned within me! I had to study BSc, but I used that time to focus on Hip-Hop–I had so much to say; my songs were unsaid words from dusty street corners. But who’d give a ‘gully boy’ a break? I decided to wait for nobody & record my first song, ‘Aafat’ on an iPad–it went viral! People loved me! But when my family saw the video–they were furious. They’d never let me pursue rapping as a career–I recieved love & support from everyone except them. It was heartbreaking. Eventually, I got more offers, but kept missing out because of family restrictions. Just when I thought all was lost, I recorded ‘Mere Gully Mein’ & everything changed. That song was what made Zoya Akhtar approach Divine & I for Gully Boy. But not everything in it is true–there’s no ‘Saifeena’ & my dad doesn’t have 2 wives! But it showed the audience my roots; the reality of every street rat out there. Looking back, I can’t believe I’m here! There was a time when my friends & I’d bunk school to come to the Queen's necklace & look for coins on the street to have kulfi. Today, I’ve performed at Wankhede & was given a hotel room overlooking the necklace! I was on top of the world! Still, in that moment of joy, I felt heartbreak like never before because I couldn’t share it with my parents. All of this success is stale without their acceptance…without their love. I wish they could see how far I’ve come, but I won’t let this break me. I’ll keep trying…Apna Time

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Naezy went on to say, “But who’d give a ‘gully boy’ a break? I decided to wait for nobody & record my first song, ‘Aafat’ on an iPad–it went viral! People loved me! But when my family saw the video–they were furious. They’d never let me pursue rapping as a career–I recieved love & support from everyone except them. It was heartbreaking.
Eventually, I got more offers, but kept missing out because of family restrictions. Just when I thought all was lost, I recorded ‘Mere Gully Mein’ & everything changed. That song was what made Zoya Akhtar approach Divine & I for Gully Boy.

But not everything in it is true–there’s no ‘Saifeena’ & my dad doesn’t have 2 wives! But it showed the audience my roots; the reality of every street rat out there. Looking back, I can’t believe I’m here!
There was a time when my friends & I’d bunk school to come to the Queen’s necklace & look for coins on the street to have kulfi. Today, I’ve performed at Wankhede & was given a hotel room overlooking the necklace! I was on top of the world! Still, in that moment of joy, I felt heartbreak like never before because I couldn’t share it with my parents. All of this success is stale without their acceptance…without their love. I wish they could see how far I’ve come, but I won’t let this break me. I’ll keep trying…Apna Time” (sic)