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‘Gully Boy’ is India’s official entry to 92nd Academy Awards

Twenty-seven films were in the running this year

By PTI in New Delhi

  • Published 21.09.19, 6:25 PM
  • Updated 21.09.19, 6:25 PM
Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in 'Gully Boy'
Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in 'Gully Boy' (Source: Movie poster)

Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy, featuring Ranveer Singh in the lead, has been selected as India’s official entry in the International Feature Film category at the 92nd Academy Awards, the Film Federation of India announced on Saturday.

The movie, which released commercially across the country in February this year, also features Alia Bhatt, Vijay Raaz, Kalki Koechlin, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Vijay Varma and Amruta Subhash.

“India’s official entry for Oscars this year is Gully Boy. There were 27 films in the running this year but it was a unanimous decision to select Gully Boy,” FFI secretary general Supran Sen said.

Celebrated actor-filmmaker Aparna Sen was the head of the jury for this year’s selection committee.

Gully Boy, produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, featured Ranveer as an up-and-coming rapper who sets out to achieve his dream by rhyming about his life on the Mumbai streets.

The movie had its world premiere earlier this year at the Berlin International Film Festival. 

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