‘Gully Boy’ to Represent India In Oscars Race

Three acclaimed Tamil films miss out as Gully Boy goes to the Oscars

‘Gully Boy’ to Represent India In Oscars Race

"Gully Boy", which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February, focuses on the life of an aspiring rapper in Mumbai's Dharavi slum.

Social media users and B-town celebs were all praise for the film and internet is buzzing with all the "Gully Boy" updates.

‘Gully Boy’ to Represent India In Oscars Race

There were critically acclaimed films like "Andhadhun", "Badla", "Article 15" in the race, but finally, "Gully Boy" was the chosen movie officially for the Oscar entry from India. Among the cast is Alia Bhatt, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Kalki Koechlin and Vijay Varma.

Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy, which features Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in lead roles, has been selected as India's official entry in the International Feature Film category at the Oscars, the Film Federation of India (FFI) said. As always, I will keep striving towards making the flag of Hindi cinema fly high. The Ranveer Singh-Alia Bhatt starrer was among 28 entries, and was selected above the others because of its "infectious energy", Sen said at a press conference.

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Ranveer said it is a proud moment for the entire team. I'm especially proud of and happy for Zoya!

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