‘Gully Boy’: Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer is India’s official entry for Oscars 2020
With his stunning screen presence, Ranveer Singh has created a rap momentum in India this year with his ‘Gully Boy’. While the film went on to become a success at the box office, there’s yet another good news for the actor and Ranveer’s fans. This Zoya Akhtar directorial which showcases the life story of a street rapper has been selected as India’s official entry for Oscars 2020.
Also featuring Siddhant Chaturvedi, Alia Bhatt and Vijay Verma in the key roles, ‘Gully Boy’ is one of the best films of this year. The film was not only received well by the Indian audience, but it has also got immense appreciation from all across the globe. Taking to his Twitter handle, Zoya’s brother, Farhan Akhtar shared the good news.
Check out his post right here.
#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. 🕺🏻 pic.twitter.com/Eyg02iETmG
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) September 21, 2019
The plot of the film was inspired by the real-life stories of rappers who hail from Mumbai-Divine and Naezy. With this film, Ranveer has also supported the underdog rappers and brought them into the spotlight. The film released on February 14 this year.
Last year, a film called ‘Village Rockstars’ (which was hand-shot using very minimal budget) was selected for the 91st Academy Awards. So far only three of the Bollywood films have made it till the finale in Oscars and they are ‘Mother India’, ‘Salaam Bombay’ and ‘Lagaan’.
The 92nd Academy Awards will take place on February 9th, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, US. So let’s keep our fingers crossed now.