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Zoya Akhtar: Gully Boy is about the class system

February 15th, 2019 | by vBollywood Author
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Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar is all set to release her fourth feature film, Gully Boy. Starring Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Kalki Koechlin and Siddhant Chaturvedi, the movie will hit screens on February 14.

In this interview with indianexpress.com, Zoya shared about her experience at the Berlin International Film Festival 2019. She also said on why it was the right time to tell the story of Indian underground rappers and the controversy that surrounds “Azadi”.

Gully boy opened to a thundering response at the Berlin International Film Festival 2019. To that Zoya said: As a filmmaker when you show your film to anybody, you want it to be liked. You want the reviews to be positive. After watching your film, you want people to feel good. It is interesting when you have a foreign eye that says it is a social critique or about feminism. They pick the nuances of the film. That makes one happy as you realise how there are no barriers.

Zoya said she feels happy and relieved and is looking forward to the reaction of the Indian audience.

When asked about the reason to tell the story of underground rappers in India. Zoya said: I think the scene is palpable right now. It is emerging. I think it was on the brink when I caught on to the underground scene. It was getting bigger. From the time I started, which was 2014-15 to now, it has blown up. I mean Divine and Naezy are big stars. So, I think I just lucked out. I was just at the right place at the right time.

When asked about her father Javed Akhtar who wrote the other songs but bringing him and Divine together?

Zoya said: Murad (Ranveer Singh) is a poet in the film. He has a couple of poems that I wanted my father to write. In a situation one of those poems becomes the inspiration, and that became the song “Doorie” in the film. So I needed him to write the poem, and I needed him to write what that poem would become. And once that poem becomes what it has become now, the language needed to change. It needed to become more street-kid hip-hop and so Divine came in. He worked on that with my father. The poem is original. Divine worked on the song.

Photo courtesy: www.indianexpress.com

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