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'Gully Boy' makes it to Oscars as India's official entry Featured

Post by  GNN Entertainment Desk 22 Sep 2019 BE_THE_FIRST_TO_COMMENT 30
'Gully Boy

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer Gully Boy is India's official entry for the Oscars. The film was helmed by Zoya Akhtar.

Zoya's brother Farhan Akhtar took to Twitter to share the news. He wrote, "Gully Boy has been selected as India's official entry to the 92nd Oscar Awards. #apnatimeaayega"

Gully Boy was jointly produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar. The film revolves around the story of an aspiring rapper Murad, who comes from a poor family, but beats all odds to make it big in the Indian music industry while Alia Bhatt as Safeena plays his love interest.

While reacting to the news, actor Ranveer Singh said, "Gully Boy echoed the voice of the streets, it will always be one of my most personal films. As always, I will keep striving towards making the flag of Hindi cinema fly high.

I'm very happy that the passionate hard work that our cast and crew put into creating Gully Boy is reaping rewards."

Kalki Koechlin, who was part of the film, said, "I am really happy that the film got nominated and it is a good entry to the Oscars. I think Gully Boy is a great representation of India's new dawn - one where we increasingly stand united by hope and pave the way for real, social change.

The Indian Rap scene has considerably helped in pivoting this 'change' conversation favourably, and movies like Gully Boy are a testament to that fact and to the international audience that good Indian cinema now attracts."

Zoya Akhtar, who directed the movie expresses her happiness and said, "This has been a great year and I am so overwhelmed with the response our work is getting."

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