For the Oscars, Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer Gully Boy has been chosen as the official entry from India. The movie has been helmed by Zoya Akhtar. Coming to Twitter, Zoya’s brother Farhan Akhtar has said “Gully Boy has been selected as India’s official entry to the 92nd Oscar Awards. #apnatimeaayega”
Producer of the movie is Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment. In this movie, story of an aspiring rap artist named Murad has been told who comes from a Mumbai slum. By beating challenges that is thrown at him, he manages to achieve his goals. In this movie, Alia Bhatt is featured as Murad aka Ranveer Singh’s lady love Safeena.
On being selected as official entry to the Oscars, Ranveer Singh has 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.”
Reacting to the news Kalki Koechilin has 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.”
Expressing happiness, director of the movie Zoya Akhtar has said “This has been a great year and I am so overwhelmed with the response our work is getting.”