Ranveer Singh’s Gully Boy out of Oscar race, Kangana Ranaut's sister Rangoli celebrates omission

The Ranaut sisters have never been fans of the movie. Kangana, in an interview, had dismissed Alia’s performance in the film

author_img R Vargese Published :  17th December 2019 03:54 PM   |   Published :   |  17th December 2019 03:54 PM
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Kanaga and Rangoli

Kangana Ranaut’s sister Rangoli Chandel seems to be celebrating the omission of Gully Boy from the Shortlist of films to compete for the Best International Film Oscar. 

Rangoli took to Twitter and wrote, “This film is based on Hollywood film 8 Mile, yahan ke movie mafia chatukar critics ke chaatne se kya hota hai (who cares about what sell-out critics have to say about the film?), it’s not original content like Uri and Manikarnika, why Hollywood will give award to a film which is copied from their film?”

Directed by Zoya Akhtar, Gully Boy that started Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhaat received critical acclaim and was a major box office grosser with a worldwide collection of Rs 238.4 crore. Loosely based on the lives of Mumbai-rappers, Divine and Naezy, the story follows the life of Murad (Ranveer Singh), who becomes a name to reckon with in the underground rap scene. 

The Ranaut sisters have, however, never been fans of the movie. Kangana, in an interview, had dismissed Alia’s performance in the film. She’d said, “I am embarrassed. What is there to beat in Gully Boy Performance? Same snappy muh phat girl. Bollywood’s idea of a fiery girl, woman empowerment and good acting, spare me this embarrassment, please. Media has taken filmy kids love too far. Stop pampering mediocre work or else bar will never be raised.”

The announcement for the Oscar shortlist was made on Monday and the 10 movies that have made the cut are Meanwhile, the 10 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).

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