‘I think Gully Boy is a great representation of India's new dawn’, says Kalki Koechlin about ‘Gully Boy’ being India’s official entry to the Oscars 2020
Zoya Akhtar’s directorial Gully Boy starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in the lead has been selected as India’s official entry to the Oscars 2020. Naturally, its stars are on cloud nine. Kalki Koechlin who plays a pivotal role in the film expressed her excitement.
She said, “I am really happy that the film got nominated and it is a good entry to the Oscars. I think Gully Boy is a great representation of India's new dawn - one where we increasingly stand united by hope and pave the way for real, social change. The Indian Rap scene has considerably helped in pivoting this 'change' conversation favorably, and movies like Gully Boy are a testament to that fact and to the international audience that good Indian cinema now attracts."
Woweeeeeeeee!!!!!!! That is just the best Saturday evening news! https://t.co/h5MRa2kQlr
— Kalki (@kalkikanmani) September 21, 2019
Gully Boy is inspired by the life of Indian rappers Divine and Naezy.