Ranveer Singh’s Gully Boy out of Oscar race, Kangana Ranaut's sister Rangoli celebrates omission
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?”
This film is based on Hollywood film 8 Mile, yahan ke movie mafia chatukar critics ke chaatne se kya hota hai, it’s not original content like Uri and Manikarnika, why Hollywood will give award to a film which is copied from their film ? pic.twitter.com/vSVeVHVaUB— Rangoli Chandel (@Rangoli_A) December 17, 2019
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).