Kalki Koechlin reacts to Gully Boy's Oscar nomination, calls it 'a great representation of India's new dawn'
Kalki Koechlin, who played the role of 'Sky' in Gully Boy, is excited that the movie has been chosen as India's official entry for the 92nd Academy Awards. The actress says that the movie is a good representation of India's new dawn where we stand united by hope.
"I am really happy that the film got nominated and it is a good entry to the Oscars. I think Gully Boy is a great representation of India's new dawn - one where we increasingly stand united by hope and pave the way for real, social change," says Kalki and adds, "The Indian Rap scene has considerably helped in pivoting this 'change' conversation favourably, and movies like Gully Boy are a testament to that fact and to the international audience that good Indian cinema now attracts."
Life of rapper Naved Shaikh, popular by his stage name Naezy, along with Divine's (Vivian Fernandes) served as an inspiration for the script of Zoya Akhtar's 'Gully Boy', which saw Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in leading roles.
The final nominations will be announced on January 13, and the Oscars will be held on February 9, 2020.