Gully Boy, directed by Zoya Akhtar starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt has been selected as India’s official entry for the 92nd Academy Awards in the Best International Feature Film category by the Film Federation of India. The movie also features Kalki Koechlin, Vijay Raaz, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Amruta Subhash.
Gully Boy is written by Zoya Akthar and Reema Kagti. The movie has been produced by Tiger Baby and Excel Entertainment. And was released on 14 February.
According to reports, 28 films were submitted to be considered by the selection panel to choose one as India’s entry for the Academy Awards. These films included, Andhadhun, Article 15, Badhaai Ho, Bulbul Can Sing, Super Deluxe, Uri, Uyare and Vada Chennai.
Actor and filmmaker Aparna Sen was the chairperson of the committee which made the selection. Farhan Akhtar tweeted about Gully Boy’s selection and congratulated the team.
#GullyBoy has been selected as India’s official entry to the 92nd Oscar Awards. #apnatimeaayega— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) September 21, 2019
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