Priyanka Chopra along with husband Nick Jonas and US-based Amazon Studios, hosted the screening of Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer Gully Boy in Los Angeles, USA. The event was attended by director Zoya Akhtar and producer Ritesh Sidhwani. 'The Sky is Pink' actress Priyanka looked gorgeous as she walked hand-in-hand with husband and singer Nick Jonas. For those unaware, Gully Boy has been selected as India's official entry for the 92nd Academy Awards (Oscars) in the Best International Feature Film category by the Film Federation of India. Take a look at the pictures -
Zoya Akhtar's "Gully Boy", featuring Ranveer Singh as an aspiring rapper, has been selected as India's official entry in the International Feature Film category at the Oscars. The movie, which released commercially across the country on February 14, also features Alia Bhatt, Vijay Raaz, Kalki Koechlin, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Vijay Varma and Amruta Subhash. "Gully Boy", produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, features Ranveer as an up-and-coming rapper who sets out to achieve his dream by rhyming about his life on the Mumbai streets.
"India's official entry for Oscars this year is 'Gully Boy'. There were 27 films in the running this year but it was an unanimous decision to select 'Gully Boy'," FFI secretary general Supran Sen told PTI. Ranveer said it is a proud moment for the entire team. Celebrated actor-filmmaker Aparna Sen was the head of the jury for this year's selection committee. "The energy of the film was infectious. It will speak to the audience," Aparna said on "Gully Boy" being the final pick of the jury.
FFI president Firdausul Hasan said the screening process for the Oscar selection started on Monday and ended on Saturday. He also revealed that apart from "Gully Boy", other Bollywood films competing for the Oscar entry were "Badhaai Ho", "Andhadhun", "Article 15", "Uri: The Surgical Strike", "Badla", "Kesari" and "The Tashkent Files". Ranveer said "Gully Boy" echoed the voice of the streets and it will always be one of his most personal films. "As always, I will keep striving towards making the flag of Hindi cinema fly high. I'm very happy that the passionate hard work that our cast and crew put into creating 'Gully Boy' is reaping rewards," he said in a statement. He also said that he is especially proud of and happy for Zoya.
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