December 07 : Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starring Gully Boy have bagged yet another prestigious award at the Asian Academy Creative Awards ceremony in Singapore.
The musical drama, Gully Boy is directed by Zoya Akhtar, the film is produced by Ritesh Sidhwani, Zoya Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar under the banners of Tiger Baby and Excel Entertainment productions, with Nas as an executive producer. The movie had bagged the “Best Feature Film Award” at the AACA in Singapore.
The official handle of Excel Movies dropped the confirmation on the win. It said, “The award for Best Feature Film at #AACA2019 goes to #GullyBoy! Thank you for all the love! #AAA2019 #AsianAcademyCreativeAwards @zoieakhtar @faroutakhtar @ritesh_sid @tigerbabyindia @kagtireema @ranveersingh @aliaabhatt @zeemusiccompany @siddhantchaturvedi @kalkikanmani @itsvijayvarma”
The film also starred Kalki Koechlin, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Vijay Raaz in supporting roles. Inspired by the lives of Indian street rappers Divine and Naezy, the film is a coming-of-age story about an aspiring street rapper from the Dharavi slums of Mumbai.
It was selected as the Indian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.
The film also premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival on 9 February 2019 and released in 15 February 2019 to positive reviews from critics. With an global gross of over 37 million, it emerged as the seventh highest-grossing Hindi film of the year.