Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy which stars Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt will be premiered at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival. The first nine films which have been chosen for the competition and Berlinale Special of the competition were announced on Thursday through a statement.
Gully Boy is the story of a rapper Divine and is now a part of Berlinale Special programme. The film is all set to hit the theatres on 14th February 2019.
The film will narrate the story about rappers from Mumbai and is among the three productions which have been invited for the participation in the Berlinale Special. The screening will be held from 7th to 17th February next year.
Berlinale screens latest work of the contemporary filmmakers and the documentaries and works with extraordinary and unique formats.
Other than Gully Boy, The Kindness of Strangers by Lone Scherfig, six productions and co-productions from Austria, Canada, France, Greece, the Netherlands, Serbia a d Turkey have been invited to participate in the competition.
Ranveer is extremely thrilled at the news. When he came to know about the news, he tweeted
“Delighted!!! ‘Gully Boy’ has been selected by the Berlin International Film Festival for a special gala screening!!! Ow Oww”.
On the other hand, Alia tweeted
“Woo hoo, so, soo exciting! Gully Boy has been selected by the Berlin International Film Festival for a special gala screening. Cannot wait”.
Other than Alia and Ranveer, the film also stars Kalki Koechlin, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Vijay Raaz, Amruta Subhash, and Vijay Verma. The film is being backed by Excel Entertainment, the company co-owned by Zoya’s brother Farhan Akhtar.
Talking about the actor’s other projects, Ranveer is all excited and is looking forward to releasing of his upcoming film Simmba. It is a Rohit Shetty directorial and has Sara Ali Khan romancing Ranveer in the film.
Alia Bhatt is shooting for her two major projects, Brahmastra and Kalank. Kalank is a multi-starrer and has some of the top names attached to it, while in Brahmastra, Alia will be seen opposite Ranbir Kapoor.
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