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9 moments at Ranveer Singh-Alia Bhatt’s Gully Boy trailer launch that left us surprised

Teasing, joking, rapping and singing ruled high at the trailer launch of Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt’s Gully Boy!

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Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt’s Gully Boy trailer is finally out and we have to say it is epic. The engaging and inspiring plot, fantastic performances and the trendy raps have got us excited already. But the trailer launch event was also entertaining. In fact, there were 9 moments during the Gully Boy trailer launch event that left us surprised, read on to know more…

# Ranveer Singh’s impromptu rap: After making a stunning entry with a rap, Ranveer did impromptu raps for Ritesh Sidhwani, Alia Bhatt, Zoya Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar. What made it fun was that it wasn’t scripted and you could see him thinking, forming the lyrics and rapping like a pro.

# Ranveer raps a birthday song for Farhan: With Akhtar celebrating his birthday, the Gully Boy sang a birthday rap song for him especially, that had everyone cheering him on.

# Memory magic: While the makers showed us the Gully Boy trailer, we observed Ranveer and we have to say he could mouth every dialogue and rap to absolute perfection. He was enjoying the trailer and we loved seeing this side of him.

# Lulu & Tutu spray paint: By now everyone knows Alia and Ranveer call each other Lulu and Tutu sweetly. As a special surprise from Kalki Koechlin, spray paint bottles were handed to Alia and Ranveer, who used it to colour spray the words ‘Gully Boy’ on the backdrop placed on the stage. After completing it, Ranveer wrote Lulu and Tutu with a heart. Adorable, na?

# Epic album: If you were surprised with the rap songs in the trailer and Ranveer’s live performance, then wait till you hear the album. Zoya Akhtar revealed that the Gully Boy album will have 18 tracks. Some are songs, there’s background-score, two are poems, while one is a reprise. Now this one’s a treat for music-lovers, right?

# Character play: Zoya Akhtar made a string of interesting revelations at the trailer launch too. She mentioned how Gully Boy is not a biopic and Ranveer’s character is original and only some references have been taken from a few real life people. She further added that Kalki Koechlin plays someone from the music industry who affects all their lives personally as well as professionally. Alia revealed that she plays a medical student in the movie.

# Deepika’s take: When asked about DP’s reaction to the trailer, Ranveer mentioned that she hasn’t seen the trailer, but has watched the teaser. He further added that she loved it and is proud of him.

# Ranbir more special for Alia? When Bhatt Jr was asked how she feels working with two upcoming superstars like Ranbir and Ranveer, the actress revealed that both of them are fantastic actors and the only difference is that she is working with one on Brahmastra and the other on Gully Boy. However, Ranveer added that one is more special, while the other is less. Alia blushed, winked and smiled after the Gully Boy actor said this! Did Ranveer mean to say that RK is more special for Alia?

# No dhop-ing: Alia’s character tells that she will dhop (beat up) anyone if they get close to her boyfriend. But has she done it in real life? Well, doesn’t look like! Alia revealed that she is a non-violent person and hence she would not do it ever, but might dhop someone in her head. Ranveer added jokingly who would ever think of doing that to Alia.

Directed by Zoya Akhtar and produced by Excel Entertainment and Tiger Baby Productions, Gully Boy is set to release on Valentine’s Day (February 14). In the meantime, tell us what you thought about the Gully Boy trailer in the comments section below! Also stay tuned to Cine Blitz as we get you all the updates from the world of Bollywood right here.

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Screenwriters Association formulates a plan to ensure fair pay for writers – details inside

The Screenwriters Association has formulated the plan for writers to get fair pay and good scripts and Ritesh Sidhwani is the first one to come on board, read on…

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The Screenwriters Association has been working hard to make the industry a fair place for the writers. Taking a step towards the cause, the association has decided to formulate a plan to ensure fair remuneration for film writers. Head of Excel Entertainment, Producer Ritesh Sidhwani is the first the come on board for the same.

According to the plan, the writers will be paid looking at the scale of production and that will make the remunerations even. As per the association this will not only pay the writers well, but will also ensure good scripts coming in. Ritesh Sidhwani who is  the first one to come on board questioned why writers are underestimated in the ecosystem. “I am not a writer, but I know it is a demanding job. We already have a system in place wherein writers over the last few years have had the option of entering into a profit sharing agreement with us. An individual can decide if he/she wants a higher base fee or a lower amount and coupled with 2% shares on the profit. Fukrey writers got around Rs 70 to 80 lakhs, and they had a profit-sharing agreement with us,” said Ritesh in a statement.

Not just the pay, but SWA also looks after ensuring that the writers get their due credits. For more updates and gossip, stay tuned to CineBlitz.

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Did Neetu Kapoor just confirm Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s relationship?

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt were recently in New York to meet Rishi and Neetu Kapoor

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Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt are one of the cutest couples in B-town. And the two always look amazing together. While both Ranbir and Alia have not made things official yet, their recent visit to Rishi Kapoor has hinted at things progressing on the love front. Yes, Ranbir’s father, Rishi Kapoor has been in New York for treatment since a while and lately, the rumoured couple visited him.

Recently, Neetu Kapoor posted a picture with them and wrote in the caption, “Your family is your whole world, so so many LOVES in these beautiful moments.” Well, Neetu calling Alia family means things might get official soon. Sometime ago rumours were rife that both the families were looking to get the young lovebirds married. Check out the post here:

On the work front, both Ranbir and Alia will be seen in Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra. The film is slated to release this year. As for Rishi Kapoor, he is said to return in August and also has a film with Juhi Chawla in the pipeline. Stay tuned to CineBlitz for more updates.

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Sajid Nadiadwala’s film shoot runs into trouble as workers refuse to work – deets inside

Workers refused to construct a set for Sajid Nadiadwala’s production venture until they were given an assurance that all the permissions and protection was in place!

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In what seems to be a direct outcome of last week’s attack on Fixerr‘s set, workers refused to work on the sets of a Sajid Nadiadwala film till they were given assurance about the permissions for the shoot as well as the protection made available for them. Yes, a set was supposed to be constructed in Mira Road over the weekend, but the workers refused to work till they were given written assurance. The producers were given a couple of days to get everything in place and it is now all in order. The workers were given all the assurances and have now started work on the sets. However, a shoot for a Sajid Nadiadwala film that was scheduled from June 25 – 27, may be delayed. The set will not be ready, so there might be a ripple effect!

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But the good part is that work has resumed. As BN Tiwari, President of the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), told us exclusively, “A set was being constructed in Mira Road. But workers refused to work without assurance. The producers were told to submit in writing an assurance, till then no work was carried out. They had been given two to three days for this. If there is no police permission and arrangements, then workers will not work. Only when the police says shoot here, there will be no issue, then it is fine. Now, the producers submitted all the documents and assurances and the work has begun again on the set.”

Gangeshwar Srivastav, Treasurer of FWICE and General Secretary of Film Studios Setting and Allied Mazdoor Union also shed some light. He told us exclusively, “There is no safety of our workers. So we told them, till the time police permission is not there and the production house doesn’t take responsibility of the safety of our workers, we won’t work. They agreed to it, they gave us everything we wanted in writing and the matter is now resolved. Police permission is also in place. A list of workers they’ve hired has also been submitted because sometimes they might say that this person was not working for us.”

Clarification

We heard the film in question was Housefull 4. So we contacted Sajid Nadiadwala’s team to know if a set for Housefull 4 was being constructed in Mira Road? They denied it! But when asked if any other Sajid Nadiadwala film set is being constructed in that area, there was no response.

What do you think about this development? Will the Sajid Nadiadwala film shoot get delayed? Share with us your thoughts in the comments section below! Also stay tuned to CineBlitz as we get you all the exclusive news, updates and gossip right here.

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