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Ranveer Singh talks about his Gully Boy character, says he resonated with Murad

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh has played the character of rapper Murad in his last year release Gully Boy!

The last year’s release Gully Boy was much appreciated. Starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in lead roles, the film was a huge success. Especially the characters of Murad and Sakina had become audience’s favourites.  

Now talking about his role, Ranveer has told IANS, “A lot of people who know me a little say that the role was perfect for me or tailormade for me and I will tell you why, because it was a combination of a lot of things that resonate with me very, very deeply.”

He went on to talk about his love for Mumbai and how he found the film as a perfect opportunity to pay a tribute to this city.  “What Zoya created was a love letter to Mumbai and along with the theme of Mumbai city, there was rap and hip hop which also resonates with me very, very deeply. I started listening to rap and hip-hop at a very young age,” he added.

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The actor further talked about how he resonated with Murad. He said, “The essence of the character, the core of the character and that is something I really, really resonated with. Because I always wanted to be an actor, just the way this guy always wanted to be a rapper and the conditions he finds himself in, the given circumstances aren’t necessarily favourable in achieving this dream of his. But he perseveres, believes in himself and finally makes it.”

Ranveer said that his connection with the character was at a very deep level and Gully Boy has been one of his most rewarding experiences. He also thanked Zoya Akhtar for making him a part of the film.

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