Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Gully Boy’ is India’s official entry for the Oscars

21 Septembre, 2019, 18:23 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
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Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy is India's official entry for the 92nd Oscars.

The picture, a coming of age tale about an aspiring rapper in Mumbai's Dharavi slum premiered at the Berlin film festival in February before opening to a wave of acclaim at home in India.

Life of rapper Naved Shaikh, popular by his stage name Naezy, along with Divine's (Vivian Fernandes) served as an inspiration for the script of "Gully Boy".

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Gully Boy was zeroed in from a list of 27 film."There were 27 films in the running this year but it was an unanimous decision to select Gully Boy", FFI secretary general Supran Sen told news agency PTI. Now, the film is not only being appreciated in India, but it is the ticket for India's official entry at the 92 Academy Awards! Alfonso Cuarón's Roma was the victor at last year's event.

The film also stars Kalki Koechlin, Vijay Raaz and Siddhant Chaturvedi in pivotal roles. It was written by Akhtar and Reema Kagtim and produced by Tiger Baby and Excel Entertainment.

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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