Gully Boy starring Ranveer Singh as an aspiring rapper and Alia Bhatt has been selected as India’s official entry in the International Feature Film category at the Oscars this year, the Film Federation of India (FFI). Director Aparna Sen, who chaired the jury, made the announcement in Kolkata in presence of other members, who were chosen by the Film Federation of India. On the other side, Vijay Deverakonda and Rashmika Mandanna starrer Dear Comrade was only Telugu movie, which was in the list of films in competition but Gully boy made an official entry in Oscar this year.
The trade analyst Jeevi has tweeted, #DearComrade is the only Telugu film that is in contention for Indian entry for Oscars among 28 Indian films. Here is the complete list of films in competition.”
Dear Comrade was screened along with 28 films in and became fail to impress and finally Gully Boy is selected for Oscar.
Zoya Akhtar said, “Gully Boy being chosen to represent India in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the Oscars. “Thank you to FFI, Aparna Sen, Supran Sen, Anindya Dasgupta, members of the jury and a big congratulations to our cast and crew.”
Apart from the lead pair, the film has Siddhant Chaturvedi, Kalki Koechlin and Vijay Varma in supporting roles.