The two were accompanied by director Zoya Akhtar and producer Ritesh Sidhwani as they premiered their film, based in Mumbai’s street rap culture. Ranveer hit the red carpet in a magenta animal print suit paired with a turtle neck tee and complemented it with a new hairdo and quirky glasses.
Alia joined him in an off-shoulder neon gown with a long trail and a side slit with no jewellery. Meanwhile, Zoya chose a white sari and Ritesh a black suit for their red carpet appearance.
Among the few pictures shared by the actors on their Instagram handle, Ranveer shared a picture of himself with his back towards the camera while rapping in front of the huge gathering. He thanked Berlin in the caption that read, “Thank you, Berlin! 🇩🇪 #gullyboy #berlinale.”
During the media interaction ahead of the world premiere, Ranveer told Reuters, “I want this to be the beginning of something because I really think Hindustani hip-hop is a revolution. It’s more than just music. It’s a musical and social revolution.” He added, “Traditionally our films and gender dynamics are structured very differently,” Singh said. “So that’s an aspect of our film that we’re very proud of.”
Gully Boy is among the 400 films from around the world to be presented at the Berlin film festival, that will be running from February 7 to 17, 2019.
The film is partially inspired by the lives of Mumbai-based rappers Divine and Naezy. It is set to hit the screens on Valentine’s Day, February 14.