Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy is winning hearts not only for its incredible music but also for the earnest performances of the entire cast. While the audience has fallen in love with them, megastar Amitabh Bachchan, too couldn’t help out shower praise on the performers. After sending hand-written letters to Ranveer and Siddhant, Big B has sent out an appreciation letter and a bouquet to Vijay who played Moeen’s character in Gully Boy.
Vijay took it social media and tweeted, “That’s it! Thappa lag gaya I’m so honored and touched by your kind gesture Amitabh Bachchan sir. It took me some time to process this one. Always in awe and love.”
That’s it! Thappa lag gaya:) I’m so honoured and touched by your kind gesture @SrBachchan sir. It took me some time to process this one. Always in awe and love🙏🏻 #Gullyboy #Moeen pic.twitter.com/MIzBPFxy36
— Vijay Varma (@MrVijayVarma) February 24, 2019
“I observed you in Pink, I have lauded you in Gully Boy, the ease of your performance, in a complex role how wonderfully you have played it. So proud of you. Love and wishes ever,” Big B wrote in his letter.
In Gully Boy, Vijay essays the role of Moeen, a mechanic who moonlights as a car-jacker. He said, “I have hung around Jackie Shroff a lot and he is a great guy to chat with. The large-heartedness of Moeen comes from Bhidu (as Shroff is fondly called by fans), because he is so giving. He always looks after everyone. I used him as a reference point. The swag comes from my love for Mr. Bachchan. I don’t think it was in my or even Zoya’s mind. It was probably a very subconscious love for him and the movies at large.’’
Earlier Vijay Varma has worked in films like Chittagong, Pink and Monsoon Shootout. Vijay has also told that it took a lot of time to figure out Moeen’s character who is stuck between being a negative character and being someone who is trying to get by against all odds. Earlier Vijay said, “There were some qualities I could resonate with. He is a fun guy, who doesn’t carry the baggage of a tough life he might have definitely had. He has a lot of optimism, which even I do.”
Starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in lead role, Gully Boy portrays the journey of street rappers in Mumbai. The movie is a Zoya Akhtar’s directorial which is a huge hit at the box office.