Alia Bhatt is thrilled about the selection of her film Gully Boy as India’s official entry for the Academy Awards, which are to be held next year. On hearing the good news, Alia said, “Gully Boy as a film is really special to me. What's even more special is that it has had such a long run - after releasing in February, it won at the Melbourne Film Festival, then it was also shown in Japan. Now, it's been selected as India's official entry for the Academy. So, hereon, I just hope, pray and wish that we make it to the nomination and then win. This is a first and it's a big deal for us. As a team, we are very excited.”
Apart from Alia, Ranveer Singh shared a joint message from the entire team of Gully Boy on social media. “We are so thrilled that #GullyBoy has been selected as India’s official entry to the 92nd Academy Awards in the Best International Feature Film category” said Ranveer’s message.
Actor Siddhant Chaturvedi, who was discovered with Gully Boy for his awesome performance as MC Sher, rapper Ranveer’s mentor, said it was a big moment for him. “It is a big moment for me with back to back developments with Inside Edge which was nominated for the Emmys last year and now Gully Boy which has been nominated as India's official entry for the 92nd Annual Oscar Academy Awards. I'm grateful for the opportunity given to me and a very special thanks to Zoya Akhtar, Ranveer Singh and the entire team of Gully Boy. Words cannot express my happiness, thank you, everyone, for the love and appreciation! Aapna Time Aagaya!!!” said Siddhant.
Alia also shared her team’s joint message on their film’s big moment on social media.
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