Thursday, 14 November, 2019

Oscars 2020: Gully Boy is India's official entry

Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Gully Boy’ is India’s official entry for the Oscars WHOA! Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer Gully Boy makes its way to the 92nd Academy Awards!
Ismael Spencer | 22 September, 2019, 00:58

This happens to be a huge feat for Gully Boy, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt and Zoya Akhtar.

Besides our Telugu movie "Dear Comrade" that was the only film from Telugu, 26 other movies across the country have lost to the Bollywood movie "Gully Boy" starring Ranveer Singh and RRR girl Alia Bhatt in the lead roles.

The jury to select India's entry for the Oscars was headed by Aparna Sen, and the decision to select Gully Boy was unanimous.

Social media users and B-town celebs were all praise for the film and internet is buzzing with all the "Gully Boy" updates. Alia Bhatt plays his love interest in the film. "That is just the best Saturday evening news!"

"My first film "Shwaas" was also India's entry to the Oscar and now "Gully Boy".

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"The subject, the making of the films is so universal. It is great that this film will be representing us", Amruta told PTI.

Varma, whose portrayal of Moeen in the film earned him critical acclaim, said, "We are going to Oscars". This is a big deal. "We are happy that the whole nation has chosen our film and it is very exciting".

Telugu film "Dear Comrade" was among the 28 Indian films that were screened for consideration. While a lot of movies have been nominated earlier, only three of them made it to the final round, including Mother India, Salaam Bombay, and Lagaan. Alfonso Cuarón's Roma was the victor at last year's event.

The 92nd Academy Awards is scheduled to be held on February 9, 2020 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, US.

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