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Kalki Koechlin to rap with Ranveer Singh in Gully Boy


The film is inspired by the stories of rap artistes like Divine and Naezy who rose from the streets to become successful Indian hip-hop artistes.

Mayur Lookhar

Actress Kalki Koechlin will show a new side to her when she gets behind the mic for actor Ranveer Singh’s Gully Boy. The Waiting (2015) actress will be rapping with Singh in Gully Boy, directed by Zoya Akhtar. The film is inspired by the stories of rap artistes like Divine and Naezy who rose from the streets to become successful Indian hip-hop artistes.

When asked about her preparation so far, Koechlin told Press Trust of India news agency, “We did not prepare much except that we listened to a lot of rap. I started listening to Divine, Naezy, and tried to understand where this voice was coming from. My character has studied music in Berkeley and she comes back and is producing a video, she writes music as well."

"I listened to a lot of rap, especially to get into that zone because Ranveer and I have to sing a song together. Anand Tiwari is doing the music of the film, so he is teaching me the song,” added Koechlin.

It’s the first time Koechlin will be singing in a film. Gully Boy is set to be released on Valentine’s Day (14 February) 2019.