‘Gully Boy’ which is often called out to be a remake of the Hollywood movie ‘8 Mile’ is an absolute delight transcribed under the direction of Zoya Akhtar. The director has received a lot of applause for ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ starring Hritik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Abhay Deol and Farhan Akhtar.Needless to say, Zoya is a perfectionist and with every movie she brings to the big screen, magic unravels.
Keeping that in mind, Film Federation of India nominated Gully Boy as India’s official entry to 92nd Academy Awards in the Best International Feature Film Category. Ranveer Singh posted a story thanking the entire jury including Anindya Dasgupta, Aparna Sen, Supran Sen among other for the nominations.
The movie stars Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh in lead roles followed by Siddhant Chaturvedi, Kalki Koechlin and Vijay Verma portraying pivotal roles. Zoya was inspired from the real life street rappers from Dharavi slum, named Vivian Fernandes aka Divine and Naved Shaikh aka Naezy.
Siddhant who played a key role in the movie was super excited with the recent nominations. He took to his social media accounts to share his exhilaration and said that his first web series ‘Inside Edge’ got nominated for Emmys and now, his first movie ‘Gully Boy’ is being nominated for Oscars. Siddhant’s character MC Sher garnered a lot of praises from the critics of the B-Town and rose to fame significantly. The actor appreciated Zoya Akhtar’s brilliance of direction, Ranveer Singh’s uplifting bromance and was honoured under the mentorship of Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani.
Rapper Kaam Bhaari also took to his Instagram account and unveiled a rap he prepared in honour of the movie getting nominated for Oscars. Since the movie is essentially based on the emergence of a slum boy into an ultimate rap star, the whole industry is excited to see how the movie fares with the International audience.
Vicky Kaushal also posted a story on his Instagram account teasing the actor about walking on the red carpet for 92nd Academy Awards. Sony Razdan, Alia’s mother also congratulated her daughter on her post on Instagram and appreciated the entire team and crew of Gully Boy. Even Nick Jonas, Priyanka’s foreign beau commented on Ranveer Singh’s post and wished the entire cast and crew luck. Aditi Rao Hyadri,Vijay Varma, Hritika Roshan, Manish Malhotra, Gauahar Khan among others also complimented the team upon their achievement.