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Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer 'Gully Boy' is India's official entry for The Oscars

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 21 September 2019, 19:25 IST
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Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Gully Boy’ has been selected as India’s official entry for the 92nd Oscar awards. Zoya’s brother Farhan Akhtar, who is also a producer of the film announced the news on twitter. ‘Gully Boy’ starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt was released in February 2019.

Farhan Akhtar 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.”


Kalki Koechlin, who also starred in the film, tweeted, "Wow! That is just the best Saturday evening news!"

 

The film traces the life of protagonist Murad, played by Ranveer Singh. Gully Boy showcases Murad’s journey from the slums of Dharavi to becoming a mainstream rapper. Alia Bhatt plays his love interest in the film. The film also features Kalki Koechlin, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Vijay Raaz and Vijay Varma in pivotal roles. The film is loosely inspired by the lives and work of rappers Naezy and Divine.

Meanwhile, Farhan Akhtar will be next seen in 'The Sky is Pink' alongside Priyanka Chopra, while Ranveer Singh will star in a biographical drama '83, based on the life of Indian cricketer Kapil Dev. 

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First published: 21 September 2019, 19:25 IST
 
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