Bollywood filmmaker Zoya Akhtar who has brought the Indian rap culture into the limelight with her recent movie, Gully Boy is delighted with the fact her movie would be screened in the Indian Film Festival Of Melbourne, 2019 at Australia.
Talking about the same she shares, “It’s always great to see Indian cinema traveling and transcending across borders. As a filmmaker, it’s a very rewarding experience and more than that, it’s extremely thrilling to see a celebration of Indian films. 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 taking Gully Boy there for a special screening and extending a discussion on cinema with Australian audiences”.
Zoya’s Gully Boy has been screened in the Berlin Film Festival even before its release in India which is proof that the celebrity is a worldwide celebrated screenwriter.
Inspired by the rappers of Dharavi, the director brought the unseen rap and hip culture of this area into the limelight and this exposure ensured that the unheard and talented voices from Dharavi could be seen and heard. This turned into a g leap for underground music and rappers who got worldwide acknowledged.