The impact of Gully Boy on DIVINE’s life…
By Bandook - March 25, 2019
Gully Boy can be credited for opening the doors of opportunity for several underground rappers. The Bollywood film directed by Zoya Akhtar, starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt broke new ground as well as box-office records and received critical acclaim for its portrayal of the life of street rappers from Mumbai. But how much did it impact the careers of the rappers it made a noise about?
In a recent interview to PTI, DIVINE, who was anyway a big name before the film’s release, said he feels that the movie “was a great push for us” but says that the hip-hop community “should not be dependent on the movie anymore”. He added, “We should do our own thing. A mainstream movie came about us and now everybody knows about this scene in Mumbai. Now every city should be pushing and putting themselves out there because now there is an audience who is ready to listen.”
Did the film have an influence/impact on his own life? Divine replied, “It always got me excited, obviously, but in the back of my head, I knew I’m here to do music, give the people what I have. My life is still the same, only the love has been getting bigger.”>