New Delhi: Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer ‘Gully Boy’, India’s official entry to the 92nd Oscar Awards, walked home with the best film from India award in the regional finals at the Asian Academy Creative Awards ceremony.
Farhan Akhtar expressed happiness over the victory and congratulated the entire team in a tweet. “Gully Boy wins the best film from India in the regional finals of the Asian Academy Creative Awards. Congratulations team,” he wrote.
The film draws inspiration from the lives of Mumbai street rappers Vivian Fernandes aka Divine and Naved Shaikh aka Naezy and revolves around the underground rap movement in India.
In the flick, Ranveer and Siddhant Chaturvedi play budding street rappers Murad and MC Sher from the slums of Mumbai, while Alia essays the role of Safeena, an aspiring medical student in love with Murad.
‘Gully Boy’ also starred Kalki Koechlin, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Vijay Raaz in pivotal roles.
Apart from the Zoya Akhtar-directorial film, Netflix’s ‘Delhi Crime,’ also bagged several awards in various categories.
Actor Shefali Shah won Best Actor in a leading role award followed by Richie Mehta for Best Direction and Best Original Screenplay, Beverley Mills for Best Editing and Best Original Programme by a streaming service.
Shefali shared the good news with a list of the winners.
“So so proud of #DelhiCrime,” she tweeted.
The Karavan Production for Netflix series is based on the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case that took place in the neighbourhood of Munirka, in South Delhi. The series follows the story in the aftermath of the gang rape, where Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Vartika Chaturvedi (Shefali Shah) is tasked to find the culprits, responsible for the assaults and death of the female victim.