Zoya Akhtar's 'Gully Boy' heads to Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 27, 2019, 09.14 AM(IST)

Ranveer Singh in a still from 'Gully Boy'. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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Now in its 10th year, the festival will host the director and will be showcasing her film. The director will also be having an elaborate conversation on Indian cinema with the audience on August 10. 

Zoya Akhtar 'Gully Boy'impressed one and all when it released earlier this year in India. From its performances, to story to the musi- the film managed to create an impression with the audience. Now, the film is set to be screened at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. 

Now in its 10th year, the festival will host the director and will be showcasing her film. The director will also be having an elaborate conversation on Indian cinema with the audience on August 10. 

"It`s always great to see Indian cinema travelling and transcending across borders. As a filmmaker, it`s a very rewarding experience and more than that, it`s extremely thrilling to see celebration of Indian films," Zoya said in a statement. 

"I`m ecstatic to be invited and to be a part of IFFM 2019 in Melbourne which is a melting pot of cultures. There`s a huge Indian community in Australia and I`m looking forward to take `Gully Boy` to Australia for a special screening and extending a discussion on cinema with an Australian audience," she added. 'Gully Boy' stars Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in leading roles. The film narrated the story of an aspiring rapper from a humble family, making it back in the underground music circuit of Mumbai. 

The fest will take place from August 8 to August 17.