Ranveer Singh-Alia Bhatt's Gully Boy to have world premiere at Berlin International Film Festival
Directed by Zoya Akhtar, the film is based on Mumbai's gully rap/hip-hop scene
Zoya Akhtar’s upcoming film Gully Boy — starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt — will have its world premiere at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival in February, 2019. The film will be screened in the ‘special gala’ section at the prestigious festival.
Gully Boy explores Mumbai’s underground gully rap movement. The film is inspired by the lives of rap artists Divine and Naezy — who became YouTube sensations with their with energetic and culturally-relevant music videos. Shot in Dharavi between January and April in 2018, Gully Boy is scheduled to release on February 14, 2019.
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) December 13, 2018
Ranveer Singh shared the above tweet on his social media handle, while Alia Bhatt wrote
Wohooo so soo exciting! #GullyBoy has been selected by the Berlin International Film Festival for a special gala screening Cannot wait @RanveerOfficial #ZoyaAkhtar @ritesh_sid @FarOutAkhtar https://t.co/Jr62PWkZVI
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) December 13, 2018
Zoya Akhtar is know for directing films like Luck By Chance, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Dil Dhadakne Do. Her last directorial outing was the Netflix anthology film, Lust Stories.
Ranveer Singh’s upcoming release is Simmba, directed by Rohit Shetty, which also stars Sara Ali Khan in the lead. Alia Bhatt was last seen in Meghna Gulzar’s espionage thriller film, Raazi. She recently wrapped up the second schedule of Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra with Ranbir Kapoor. Alia is also a part of the upcoming films Kalank, Takht and Sadak 2.
The 69th Berlin International Film Festival will be held from February 7 to February 17 in 2019. Danish filmmaker Lone Scherfig’s The Kindness of Strangers has been selected as the opening film of the festival.