Good News!! Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer ‘Gully Boy’ is India’s Official Entry for the Oscars.
Bollywood film ‘Gully Boy’ starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, and directed by Zoya Akthar, has been selected as the official entry from India for the 92nd Academy Awards in the Best International Feature Film category.
Zoya Akhtar’s brother Farhan Akhtar tweeted the big news on social media on Saturday. He tweeted, #GullyBoy has been selected as India’s official entry to the 92nd Oscar Awards. #apnatimeaayega Thank you to the film federation and congratulations #Zoya@kagtireema@ritesh_sid@RanveerOfficial@aliaa08@SiddhantChturvD@kalkikanmani & cast, crew and hip hop crew.
The film features Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles and it showcases the story of an aspiring rapper. Alia Bhatt plays his love interest in the film. The film also features Kalki Koechlin and Siddhant Chaturvedi in pivotal roles.
‘Gully Boy’ is India’s Official Entry for the Oscars 2020
Talking about the film, the movie follows the journey of an aspiring rapper Murad Ahmed set in the Dharavi slums of Mumbai, fighting against the odds to follow his dreams. The movie was inspired by the lives of Indian street rappers Divine and Naezy.
Gully Boy was zeroed in from a list of 27 films. There were 27 films in the running this year but it was a unanimous decision to select Gully Boy, FFI secretary general Supran Sen told PTI. This year the selection committee was lead by actor-filmmaker Aparna Sen.
The other films in contention were Anandi Gopal, AndhDhun, And The Oscar Goes To, Article 15, Baba, Badhaai Ho, Badla, Bandishala, Bulbul Can Sing, Dear Comrade, Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Le Jaa Riya Hoon, Gully Boy, Hellaro, Kesari, Konttho, Kurukshetra, Mai Ghat: Crime No 103/2005, Nagarkirtan, Olu, Oththa Seruppu Size 7, Pahuna, Super Deluxe, The Tashkent Files, Uri: The Surgical Strike, Uyare and Vada Chennai. Gujarati film Chaal Jeevi Laiye was disqualified from the race.
Gully Boy was collaboratively produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani. The 92nd Academy Awards will take place on February 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, US.