Combining both the happy occasions, farhan celebrated his birthday at the trailer launch.
The trailer has bhaari '8 Mile' vibes with tons of rap battles to show the rise of Ranveer Singh's character as a rapper. Alia, on the other hand, will play his love interest in the film. While he has had a brush with rap in the past in his film Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl, he did proper training to understand nuance of it. Zoya Akhtar is my friend, confidante. I am thankful that she exists.
Loosely based on the lives of Divine and Naezy, the breakout stars of the Mumbai hip hop scene, the film has been made for a screenplay by Akhtar and Reema Kagti.
Responding to that, Alia said, "There have quite a few similarities".
When Zoya was asked how she managed to work with him in the film, she said: "He is a method actor".
Ranbir confirmed his relationship with Alia in May previous year.
Produced by Rietsh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar's Excel Entertainment, Gully Boy hits theatres on 14 February.