As the news of Zoya Akhtar- directed Gully Boy being selected as India’s official entry at the Oscars came, the film’s team expressed hope Apna Time Aayega! Apna Time Aayega (our time of glory will come)’ is one of the catchy songs from the fllm. The film, produced by Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar and Zoya Akhtar, features Ranveer as an up-and-coming rapper who grows up in a Mumbai slum. “Gully Boy echoed the voice of the streets, it will always be one of my most personal films. As always, I will keep striving towards making the flag of Hindi cinema fly high,” Ranveer said recently.
“I’m very happy that the passionate hard work that our cast and crew put into creating Gully Boy is reaping rewards. It’s a proud moment for our entire team. I’m especially proud of and happy for Zoya! Gully Boy is her baby, and I am blessed to have been a part of her maverick vision,” the actor said. “With the love and support of our beloved audience, we’re hoping to make a significant mark on the world stage,” he added. The movie, which released across the country on February 14, also features Alia Bhatt, Vijay Raaz, Kalki Koechlin, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Vijay Varma.
Alia said Gully Boy was special for her, and the film’s long journey, from Melbourne Film Festival to India’s official entry for the Academy Awards, was remarkable. “I just hope, pray and wish that we make it to the nomination and then win. This is a first and it’s a big deal for us. As a team, we are very excited,” she said. Farhan also took to Twitter and thankedthe Film Federation of India (FFI), which announced Gully Boy as India’s entry. Kalki too expressed her excitement and tweeted,”Woweeeeeeeee! That is just the best.” No Indian film has ever won an Oscar. The last film from India that made it to the final five in Best Foreign Film category list was Ashutosh Gowariker’s Lagaan in 2001.