"Gosh! Double Whammy! ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’"
The Bollywood film Gully Boy (2019) took home an outstanding eleven awards at the 26th Star Screen Awards, which took place on Monday, December 8, 2019, in Mumbai.
The film stars Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in lead roles with Siddhant Chaturvedi, Kalki Koechlin and Vijay Raaz in supporting roles.
Gully Boy was inspired by the lives of slum rappers of Dharavi, Mumbai and is a coming-of-age story.
The story follows the life of the street rapper, Murad Ahmed, known as Gully Boy (Ranveer Singh) who dreams of being a famous music rapper.
Alongside him is his feisty girlfriend and childhood sweetheart Safeena (Alia Bhatt) who has a possessive attitude.
Murad’s life begins to change when he meets local rapper, MC Sher (Siddhant Chaturvedi) who introduces him to the world of rap battles.
On his journey, he also meets Sky (Kalki Koechlin) who is an upcoming musician with music industry connections. Thus, he begins his fight for change.
Ranveer Singh rapped his way into the hearts of audiences with his empowering performance as he defined what is meant by rags to riches.
Gully Boy has become a cult classic film of 2019. There is no denying that the film will continue to be watched in years to come.
At the Star Screen Awards, Gully Boy bagged an incredible eleven gongs, under the following categories:
- Best Production Design
- Best Costume
- Best Cinematography
- Best Dialogue
- Best Lyrics – ‘Apna Time Aayega’
- Best Music
- Best Promising Actor (Male) – Siddhant Chaturvedi
- Best Actor (Female) – Alia Bhatt
- Best Actor (Male) – Ranveer Singh
- Best Director – Zoya Akhtar
- Best Film
Ranveer Singh took to Twitter to share his joy on winning big for Gully Boy.
He posted a picture of himself looking into the camera with his face in his hands smiling and two trophies on either side.
He captioned the image saying: “Gosh! Double Whammy! ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’ for #GullyBoy & ‘Entertainer of the Year’ at the #StarScreenAwards.”
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) December 9, 2019
Alia Bhatt also took went on Twitter to express her delight. She uploaded a picture of herself kissing her trophy. She captioned it:
“Thank you #starscreenawards2019 for showering Safeena with so much love I am so so happy to share this achievement with you @RanveerOfficial #ZoyaAkhtar @kagtireema @excelmovies @tigerbabyindia & the #GullyBoy team. Apna time aayega.”
Thank you #starscreenawards2019? ? for showering Safeena with so much love ?? I am so so happy to share this achievement with you @RanveerOfficial #ZoyaAkhtar @kagtireema @excelmovies @tigerbabyindia & the #GullyBoy team. Apna time aa gaya ?? pic.twitter.com/9y3yP6XJg6
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) December 9, 2019
Gully Boy was directed by Zoya Akhtar and was produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar under Excel Entertainment in association with Tiger Baby.
Previously, it won the Asian Academy Creative Award for the best film. It has been nominated for the 92nd Oscar Academy Award.
The film successfully encapsulates the underground rap scene in India. Gully Boy was released on February 14, 2019, and has been enjoying numerous accolades since.