Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Gully Boy’ is India’s official entry to Oscars 2020
The film, which stars Bollywood A-listers Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, was inspired by the lives of Mumbai street rappers Divine and Naezy. The actors were praised for their powerful performances and Zoya Akhtar was applauded for the wonderful direction. "Gully Boy" is her (Tiger) baby, and I am blessed to have been a part of her maverick vision".
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With no clear victor , some analysts here see the chances of a coalition government coming in place quite bleak at the moment. And I call on you, Benny. "The nation expects us, both of us, to show responsibility and act in cooperation", he said.
Kalki, who played a pivotal role in the movie, also expressed her excitement on the film's Oscar selection. I am thrilled, happy and excited. I am sure it will resonate and touch the hearts of everyone. This is a first and it's a big deal for us. It is very special. "We are happy that the whole nation has chosen our film and it is very exciting".
India has been submitting to the category formerly known as foreign language film since 1957. Mother India (1958) and Salaam Bombay (1989) are the other two Indian movies to have made it to the top five. Alfonso Cuarón's Roma was the victor at last year's event.
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The final nominations will be announced on January 13, and the Oscars will be held on February 9, 2020.
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