Ranveer Singh: “I’m very keen to do an out-and-out comedy”


Ranveer Singh has had quite a whirlwind weekend, with the premiere of ‘Gully Boy’ at the Berlin International Film Festival. The actor has been full-on in promotion mode for the release this weekend.

Talking about the rap based music film, Singh was cited in DNA India saying, “I am extremely happy that my vocals have been accepted. It’s really a big deal for me. I didn’t expect this to happen — Apna Time Aayega becoming No.1! It was important for me that I give my vocals because the film and the story is such. It’s about an underdog, the journey of a boy trying to become a musician. For me, it was significant, but Zoya was unsure about me lending my vocals. She said it’s a proper music album and if you are not good enough, I won’t use you because you are not an actual rapper. She took my test. I sang Naezy’s version of Meri Gully Mein. Divine bhai was there guiding me and giving tips. Only after I passed my test did Zoya agree. So, it was not a given that I would sing, I had to qualify.”

Adding to this, Singh was keen to do a comedy film as one of his upcoming projects. He said, “I am very keen to do an out-and-out comedy. I urge you to write about it, so that some writer, filmmaker or director reads it and approaches me. Please underline that I want to do comedy!”

He added, “I like all kinds of comedy — situational, slapstick, and even brainless comedies. I want to do something fresh. There’s an American film Napoleon Dynamite (2004), a small film that redefined the syntax of comedy. For that matter, even Zoolander (2001), did the same, at least, in my interpretation. Yeah, so I would like to do something that has never been done before in comedy.”

‘Gully Boy’ releases on 14th February 2019.

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