Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Gully Boy’ was recently announced as India’s official entry to the 92nd Academy Awards. The film starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, is now getting an extra push by none other than the international icon, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, to ensure it bags the coveted global award.
Mid-Day reports that Chopra Jonas hosted a screening of the film, along with Amazon Studios and director Zoya, at the Ray Kurtzman Theatre in Los Angeles on 14th October.
A source told the publication, “Priyanka has been close friends with both Farhan and Zoya, ever since she worked with them on Dil Dhadakne Do . She is also invested in the film because she is fond of Alia. Knowing the crucial role that lobbying plays in a film’s graduation from the long list to the shortlist, she intends to help the film garner as much visibility as possible. The actor has lined up another screening in Los Angeles before the month-end, where she plans to invite her close friends from Hollywood. She may host a few more screenings till the year-end.”
The final short list will be announced by the Academy in January 2019.