The promotions and marketing of Zoya Akhtar’s eagerly-awaited Gully Boy (releasing this week in the UAE) is on in full blast. And no one is having a bigger blast than Ranveer Singh who is rapping live on stage at promotional events and jumping on to crowds who come to watch him.
When asked about the hero ’s exuberance, a source very close to the film says it’s all spontaneous. “No one has asked him to be so excited at the promotional events. But that’s Ranveer Singh for you. He cannot curb his enthusiasm,” says the source.
Last week, Ranveer found himself in trouble after he injured a couple of women while jumping on to a crowd that had gathered to watch him perform him live. Ranveer had been brutally trolled on social media that said his behaviour was ‘irresponsible’. The star then apologised for his behaviour and said he would be more careful in the future.
Now, it seems the producers of Gully Boy, producers Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar and the director Zoya Akhtar have stepped in. A source says they have asked Ranveer to tone down his exuberance. “It’s becoming a bit too much to handle. While the team appreciates and shares Ranveer ’s excitement it’s time to cut down on it a bit,” says the source.
This is not the first time Ranveer Singh has been asked to simmer down. During the promotion of Bajirao Mastani, the actor had to be reminded that he was going beyond permissible quotients of energy level. But is that enough to tone him down?