Hollywood superstar Will Smith goes gaga over Gully Boy Ranveer Singh
Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh has rather successfully etched a niche for himself in the Hindi film industry in a very short time through his choice of films and superlative performances. Recently, Ranveer received appreciation from none other than Hollywood superstar Will Smith. Taking to his Instagram account, Will shared a video where he can be seen praising the Bollywood actor.
Smith says, ‘Hey Ranveer, congrats man! I am loving what you are doing with ‘Gully Boy’. For me, old school hip hop here, seeing hip hop all over the world like that I am loving it, man, congrats Go Get ’em!’ The video was shared by numerous fan clubs of the actor.
A Zoya Akhtar venture, the film also stars Alia Bhatt as the leading lady. The film opened at the theatres on February 14.
However, on the work front, Ranveer has his hands full with films which include, ‘83’ which is reportedly a biopic on cricketing legend Kapil Dev and Karan Johar’s upcoming period drama ‘Takht’, which boasts of an ensemble cast that includes Kareena Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal, Alia Bhatt, Anil Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar and Janhvi Kapoor.
Will Smith, a multiple Grammy awards winner as a singer-rapper, is famously known as The Fresh Prince. His rap music is, however, slightly different from the one that we are used to listening now. His hip-hop style was aimed at engaging people from all age groups, starting from children, and had little-to-no adult content in the lyrics. In fact, his actor-son Jaden Smith is also a singer-rapper and is set to perform in Pune, at a music festival Saturday (Today). The festival will also feature performances by the world’s highest paid DJ Marshmello.
The Hollywood actor is no stranger to either Ranveer or Bollywood. Both the stars spent some great time together when Smith came down to India last October, to shoot for a special song for Karan Johar’s Student of The Year 2. Smith’s appreciation for Gully Boy is significant for the makers, considering the fact that he is an international icon known for both music and acting. This may pave the way for cross-cultural collaboration between the actors in the future if ever an opportunity presents itself.
“ Yo Ranveer congrats man I am loving what you’re doing with Gullyboy for me old school hip hop here seeing hip hop all over the world like that I am loving it man congrats “ - Will Smith to Ranveer Singh— RanveerSingh TBT💗 (@RanveerSinghtbt) February 16, 2019
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