Zoya Akhtar's upcoming film, Gully Boy starring Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh, has been selected for a special screening at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival and will have its world premiere at the fest. Gully Boy has been zeroed in to be screened as part of Berlinale Special, a segment of the film festival which is dedicated to showcase current works of contemporary filmmakers, including films and documentaries. Berlinale Special is also dedicated to exhibit projects made in extraordinary formats. The film fest released the first list of selections, which comprises six movies for the Competition segment and three for the Berlinale Special. Gully Boy has been selected along with German film Brecht and a documentary titled Watergate to be screened as part of Berlinale Special.
Last night team Gully Boy, Zoya, Alia and Ranveer with their producer Ritesh Sidhwani were snapped at the Mumbai airport as they jetted off to Berlin for the film festival. Talking about the competition at the Berlin film fest, Ranveer and Alia had earlier shared that they both are very excited for it as it is a pretty big deal but also kind of nervous as at the end of the day it is a competition.
The 69th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival is scheduled to be held between February 7 and February 17. Gully Boy, on the other hand, is all set to release on February 14.