Zoya Akhtar’s next directorial feature Gully Boy which stars Ranveer Singh as a rapper from the streets along with Alia Bhatt and Kalki Koechlin has been selected for the 2019 Berlinale Film Festival. The film will have its world premiere in the Berlinale Special Gala section in February.Gully Boy is reportedly inspired by the life of Mumbai-based rapper Divine. Alia is playing the character of a Muslim girl and Ranveer plays a boy from the Mumbai slums who aspires to become a musician.Here’s how the stars reacted to the big news on Twitter.Mark Your Calendars With Ranveer-Alia’s ‘Gully Boy’ Release DateGully Boy marks the first time Ranveer and Alia have been paired opposite each other. The film has a release date of 14 February 2019.As part of the Official Programme, Berlinale screens recent works by contemporary filmmakers, as well as documentaries and works with extraordinary formats.Alongside the previously announced opening film, The Kindness of Strangers by Lone Scherfig, six productions and co-productions from Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Serbia, and Turkey have been invited to take part in the Competition.(Inputs: IANS)Ranveer is really attached to 'Gully Boy' story We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated. The Quint is now available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, Click here to join.