Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh's Gully Boy makes it to the 92nd Academy Awards as India's official entry. Gully Boy is about a rapper from the streets of Mumbai who dreams big to enter the music world. Ranveer Singh played the role of Murad while Alia Bhatt essayed the role of Safeena, an aspiring medical student in love with Murad. The movie had won our hearts and is one of the best films of 2019. As the film has achieved this milestone the actors, Ranveer Singh, and Alia Bhatt are elated.
Ranveer Singh is extremely happy about the news. He 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. It’s a proud moment for our entire team." He also praised the director of the film Zoya Akhtar and also thanked the audience for their love and support. " I’m especially proud of and happy for Zoya! - ‘Gully Boy’ is her (Tiger) baby, and I am blessed to have been a part of her maverick vision. With the love and support of our beloved audience, we’re hoping to make a significant mark on the world stage." he said. He also took to Instagram to share his excitement.
Alia Bhatt also shared her happiness and expressed her wish that the film makes it to the nomination and then wins. She shared," Gully Boy as a film is really special to me. What's even more special is that it has had such a long run - after releasing in February, it won at the Melbourne Film Festival, then it was also shown in Japan. Now, it's been selected as India's official entry for the Academy. So, hereon, I just hope, pray and wish that we make it to the nomination and then win. This is a first and it's a big deal for us. As a team, we are very excited."
Zoya Akhtar's brother Farhan Akhtar took to Instagram to share the feat and wrote, "#GullyBoy has been selected as India’s official entry to be sent for the 92nd Oscar Awards. #apnatimeaayega Thank you to the Film Federation of India and congratulations @zoieakhtar @reemakagti1 @ritesh_sid @ranveersingh @aliaabhatt @siddhantchaturvedi @kalkikanmani @itsvijayvarma @vivianakadivine @naezythebaa @ankurtewari & all cast, crew and hip hop crew. ??"
Well, that's very great news! Talking about Gully Boy, it is based on the life of Naezy aka Naved Shaikh, who is a gully rapper from the Kurla slum. Stay tuned to BollywoodLife for more scoops and updates!
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