The hype around Oscars 2020 is going to be even more real with this selection of the film. Ranveer Singh-Alia Bhatt-Siddhant Chaturvedi starrer Gully Boy won critics and masses simultaneously. The rap drama based on Mumbai rappers Divine and Naezy's story, showed the nation a new side of the rap world. Now, this Zoya Akhtar directorial which also stars Kalki Koechlin, Amruta Subhash and Vijay Raaz in key roles is selected as India’s official entry for the 92nd Academy Awards. The film is selected for the Best International Feature Film category. Excel Films co-head, Farhan Akhtar tweeted about the same. Oscars 2020 - Article 15, Andhadhun, Badhaai Ho, Uri: The Surgical Strike and Other Hindi Films in the Race to Become India's Official Entry.
He wrote, "#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." Well, indeed it is a super proud moment not just for the Gully Boy makers but for the fans who showered love on the film too! Check out the tweet below.
Farhan Akhtar's Tweet
Thank you to the film federation and congratulations #Zoya @kagtireema @ritesh_sid @RanveerOfficial @aliaa08 @SiddhantChturvD @kalkikanmani & cast, crew and hip hop crew. 🕺🏻 pic.twitter.com/Eyg02iETmG
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) September 21, 2019
Gully Boy beat twenty eight other films that were sent for the selection process. Films like Uri: The Surgical Strike, Badhaai Ho, Andhadhun, Article 15, Badla, Kesari, The Tashkent Files, Dear Comrade, Vada Chennai, Super Deluxe, Parvathy's Uyare were some of them. The meeting and the screening took place in Kolkata where finally, this musical-inspirational film got the green signal. Ranveer wasn't lying when he said, "Apna Time Aayega!"