Bunty Aur Babli 2: Siddhant Chaturvedi aka Gully Boy’s MC Sher Talks About Playing the Lead
Siddhant Chaturvedi who gained popularity as MC Sher in Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy will be playing the lead in this Yashraj film
Yashraj films has signed the Gully Boy scene stealer Siddhant Chaturvedi, who made a name as MC Sher, the rapper who helps Ranveer Singh find his groove, to play the lead in Bunty Aur Babli 2, the sequel to the hit 2005 film which Shaad Ali had directed. Bunty Aur Babli was iconic for several reasons – it brought Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan together, it had a sparkling performance by Rani Mukerji and it had the evergreen item song, Kajarare featuring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The sequel won’t be directed by Shaad — he clearly told me he has nothing to do with Bunty Aur Babli 2 — this time the director is Varun Sharma (not the actor) who assisted Ali Abbas Zafar in Sultan and Tiger Zinda Hai.
Says Varun, “Bunty Aur Babli 2 is completely set in today’s time. Siddhant caught everyone’s eye with his brilliant acting debut in Gully Boy and became the heartthrob of the nation. We are very excited to have him play the role of Bunty. He is a superb actor, is extremely charming and he fits the role perfectly. Sharvari is an extremely special actress to watch out for. She is a powerful performer and you have to watch her on-screen to understand what we mean. Given the film and the roles, they are definitely the perfect casting. They are a fresh, hot pair and their chemistry and energy is infectious,”
Actress Sharvari took to her Instagram handle to announce the news
While Siddhant plays Bunty, Babli will be played by a Mumbai-based debutante named Sharwari. When I touched base with Siddhant, he seemed pleased but pensive. “Of course it’s dream come true to be in one of Yashraj’s biggest franchise. But I am just so disheartened by what is happening in the country today. It takes away from my joy.”