Gully Boy is officially India’s submission for the 92nd Academy Awards!
Hip Hop in India’s “time aageya”! The movie that kicked off the global interest in the burgeoning Indian Hip Hop and global Desi Hip Hop culture – Gully Boy – just got sent for selection for the 92nd Academy Awards in the Best International Feature Film category and we couldn’t be more proud to be a part of history.
Multiple artists, actors, and influencers took to social media to congratulate the team behind ‘Gully Boy’. The impact that the movie made on the scene has been global, and has successfully put eyeballs on an industry that has been bubbling for the past decade.
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) 21 September 2019
Gully Boy not only caught the attention of audiences worldwide, it also paved the way for multiple Hip Hop artists. DIVINE’s announcement of Gully Gang’s partnership with Nas’s Mass Appeal broke the internet earlier this month. He then took the opportunity to announce his album – Kohinoor – and dropped the intro music video for it.
Moreover, multiple other artists around the world made impact. Artists like Shah Rule, Blitzkrieg, Raja Kumari, Kaam Bhaari, Bombay Lokal, Shaikhspeare, Dee MC, MC Altaf, D’Evil, and countless others have dropped numerous projects in recent months. And, this is only just the beginning.
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Im officially on a Oscar nominated soundtrack! Gully Boy nominated for “Best International Film” at this yrs Academy Awards. Check out our song “Goriye” on the official soundtrack & in the film. . . #gullyboy #bollywood #acadamyawards #oscars #film #desihiphop #desirap #worldmusic #desi #britishasian #bbcasiannetwork #hiphop #rap #entertainment #musicbusiness #motivation #success #ranveersingh #aliabhatt #merigullymein
As Excel Entertainment, Ranveer Singh, and Alia Bhatt announced India’s official entry to the Oscars, a host of celebrities, including Nick Jonas and Canadian-Desi producer/artist Blitzkrieg, congratulated the star cast and director Zoya Akhtar for the achievement.
Ranveer wrote on Instagram, “We are so thrilled that #GullyBoy has been selected as India’s official entry to the 92nd Academy Awards in the Best International Feature Film category. Thank you to the Film Federation of India, Aparna Sen, Supran Sen, Anindya Dasgupta, members of the jury and a big congratulations to our spectacular cast and crew.”