Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt's 'Gully Boy' out of Oscars 2020 race
New Delhi : India's official entry to Oscars in the Best Foreign Language category at the 92nd Academy Awards, Gully Boy is now out of the race. On Monday, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released the list of shortlisted movies and Gully Boy's name was missing from it.
The shortlisted movies will now move to the next round for voting.
The ten films that have been shortlisted are The Painted Bird (Czech Republic), Truth and Justice (Estonia), Les Misérables (France), Those Who Remained (Hungary), Honeyland (North Macedonia), Corpus Christi (Poland), Beanpole (Russia), Atlantics (Senegal), Parasite (South Korea) and Pain & Glory (Spain).
Gully Boy, inspired by the lives of street rappers Divine and Naezy, told the story of Murad (Ranveer Singh), who rises from the slums of Mumbai and becomes a name to reckon with in the underground rap scene. The film also stars Alia Bhatt, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Kalki Koechlin and Vijay Varma in key roles.
Till date no Indian movie has won an Oscar award; however, Mother India (1958), Salaam Bombay (1989) and Lagaan (2001) have reached to the top five of the list.