Bollywood filmmaker Zoya Akhtar is celebrating her 47th birthday on Monday, October 14. To mark the day, his brother actor Farhan Akhtar put out an adorable post on social media. He shared a throwback picture with her sister on Instagram and captioned it drawing refence to their latest joint venture 'Gully Boy's Oscar nomination.
Extending love to Zoya, Farhan Akhtar wrote, "Happy birthday @zoieakhtar .. may you get all that your heart desires. Bas Oscar le aana 🧐.. Love you. ❤️"
Zoya Akhtar's directorial venture Gully Boy starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt has being announced as India’s official entry for the Academy Awards next year. Gully Boy, a story about a boy from Mumbai slums rising to become a famous rapper, had released on February 14. It was hailed by critics and audiences also gave it the thumbs up. The film turned out to be a huge success, grossing over Rs 140 crores at the box office in India. Gully Boy was jointly produced by Zoya Akhtar's Tiger Baby Productions and Farhan Akhtar's Excel Entertainment.
Moreover, Zoya Akhtar has also being invited as a member of the Oscars Academy. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a list of new members and invited four Indian film personalities including Anurag Kashyap, Anupam Kher, Zoya Akhtar, and Ritesh Batra to join the organization.
Zoya who is known for her out-of-the-box projects is remarkable for helming films like 'Luck By Chance', 'Dil Dhadakne Do', 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' and 'Gully Boy'. Other than Bollywood, Zoya has also tried her hands at Netflix's 'Lust Stories' and streaming giant Amazon prime's 'Made in Heaven'.
Meanwhile, on the acting front, Farhan Akhtar is reuniting with the man who has given him his biggest success, first and only Rs 100 crore hit, his only Filmfare Best Actor Award, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra for Toofan. Farhan Akhtar has been prepping for the film for close to six months. It had gone on floors in August this year. However, recently, Farhan Akhtar suffered an injury on the sets. He is grappling with a hairline fracture on his hamate in his hands, but that didn't dampen his spirit as he said, ‘no pain, no gain.’
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