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Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy becomes India’s official entry into 92nd Academy Awards



Mumbai:  Zoya Akhtar directorial Gully Boy, starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles, has been declared as India’s official entry for the 92nd Academy Awards in the Best International Feature Film category, earlier known as Best Foreign Language Film category.

Directed by Zoya Akhtar, Gully Boy is about Murad (Ranveer), a rapper from the slums of Mumbai, who wants to rise above his socio-economic status to become a star. Despite being discouraged over and over again, he manages to take the underground rap scene by storm. The film is inspired by the life of street rappers Divine and Naezy.

The cast includes Alia Bhatt, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Amruta Subhash, Vijay Varma, Kalki Koechlin and Vijay Raaz. Written by Akhar and Reema Kagti and produced by her company Tiger Baby and Excel Entertainment, Gully Boy was released on February 14. The hip-hop-heavy soundtrack was produced by Ankur Tewari.

The Calcutta Times tweeted on Saturday that the Film Federation of India jury has decided to send the Zoya Akhtar-directorial for Oscars. In the video, the jury said that the film was selected because of its infectious energy.


No Indian film has ever won an Oscar. The last Indian film that made it to the final five in the Best Foreign Film category list was Ashutosh Gowariker’s “Lagaan” in 2001.

“Mother India” (1958) and “Salaam Bombay” (1989) are the other two Indian movies to have made it to the top five.

The 92nd Academy Awards will be announced February 9, 2020.


Assaulting wife for ‘tasteless’ khichdi,accused husband arrest.



A 39-year-old Mumbai man has been booked by the police for allegedly assaulting his spouse over the khichdi she had cooked, officers mentioned on Sunday.

The accused recognized as Abhijeet Sonkule works as a supervisor in a non-public firm and his spouse Jyoti Sonkule is a clerk, in response to police. They reside in JB Nagar in Andheri (East), they mentioned.

“We’ve registered the case and investigating the matter,” Vijay Belge, senior inspector from Andheri police station, mentioned.

Jyoti mentioned in her assertion to the police she was assaulted by Abhijeet on Could 22 as he didn’t just like the khichdi she had cooked. She added that her husband fights along with her on small points. They’ve been married since December 2017.

He abused her verbally, then entered into the kitchen and picked up a rolling pin mendacity close by to hit her on her abdomen, chest and nostril.

She began bleeding profusely from her nostril because of the beating and screamed for assist. Abhijeet threatened her saying that he would kill her as she known as for assist, Jyoti advised the police.

Neighbors got here to her rescue as they heard her screams and he or she was rushed to Cooper Hospital for remedy.

Abhijeet has been booked underneath sections 324, 323, 504 and 506 (2) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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