Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt's Gully Boy became India's Official entry to the Oscars 2020. Producer Farhan AKhtar, in September announced the big news and since then fans and well wishers have been super excited and have been praying for the film to win the Oscar !
However, this morning a sad news has left everyone disappointed. Gully Boy which was supposed to get the prestigious award to it's home country has been knocked out of the Academy Awards race.
The Official website of the Oscars, have announced the shortlisted names in consideration for the 92nd Academy Awards in nine categories which includes Documentary Feature, International Feature Film, Music (Original Score), Animated Short Film, among others.
However, unfortunately, Bollywood's one of the favorite film, Gully Boy is not in the list of any of these categories as it has not been shortlisted in the nominations which makes Zoya Akhtar’s directorial venture out of Academy Awards race of 2020.
Talking of Gully Boy, the film starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in lead roles along with Siddhant Chaturvedi, Vijay Varma and Kalki Koechlin in pivotal roles was one of the blockbuster films of 2019 and went on to big innumerable awards this year along with receiving accolades for it's music. The film is based on underdog rappers named, Divine and Naezy. The music from the streets hit all the right chords for the audience.
Earlier, there were reports suggesting that Gully Boy was among the 26 entries from India made to the Oscars. So far only three films including Aamir Khan's Lagaan, Mother India and Mira Nair's Salaam Bombay have made it to the last round of Oscars. Notable international films to make the shortlist for the category include The Painted Bird (Czech Republic), Les Misérables (France), Atlantics (Senegal), Parasite (South Korea) and Pain and Glory (Spain).