And apna time aagaya! Or that's how it feels exactly as Gully Boy has been selected as India's official entry for Oscars 2o19. Yes, you heard that right, the Zoya Akhtar directorial that brought together power-house performers like Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt and introduced us all to underground hip-hop scene is the our ticket to the annual Academy Awards. Actor, producer and 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. ??"
Check out Farhan Akhtar's post about Gully Boy here:
Isn't that some news! If you need a reminder, Ranveer Singh's power-packed rap and silences as Murad, Alia Bhatt's feisty love and aspirations as Safina, Siddhant Chaturvedi's maiden screen pop as MC Sher where he dropped the mic and countless other things, made the movie what it is and it is nothing less than magic!
Talking about Gully Boy, it is based on the life of Naezy aka Naved Shaikh, who is a gully rapper from the Kurla slum. In a recent interview when Naved was asked about Ranveer portraying his character he said, "I like the guy. We worked together for a song in Hey Bro. He is a versatile actor and I have no doubts that he can effortlessly play an emperor in Padmavati and a rapper in this film." The film is bankrolled by Excel Entertainment and broke several records after it's release on February 14 during the Valentine's Day weekend. Stay tuned to BL for more updates and scoops!
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