Ranveer Singh sheds his Simmba persona for Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy. The movie sees the actor turn into a rapper based out of Mumbai. The actor stars opposite Alia Bhatt in the film and we were left speechless when we saw the two get into the skin of their characters. While we were applauding the two stars, we couldn’t help but remember Eminem-starrer 8 Mile. The international singer, who has sung hit numbers like Lose Yourself and Love The Way You Lie among many more, was seen in the 2002 movie playing a struggling rapper with a messed up life. The rapper participates in a rapping competition, which is a do-or-die moment of his life.
To brush up our memories, we decided to go back to the trailer of 8 Mile. And boy, we were in for a ride. There were at least three scenes from the trailer itself which we felt were recreated in Gully Boy’s trailer. There are points in the Gully Boy trailer where Ranveer is seen practicing his rap, his gestures are extremely similar to Eminem in the movie. It feels as though Ranveer has drawn some inspiration from the Hollywood rapper.