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Zoya Akhtar directorial Gully Boy, starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles, is India's official entry to 92nd Academy Awards.

Want to represent what India stands for: Zoya Akhtar on Gully Boy's Oscars campaign

Director Zoya Akhtar said the aim is to hold as many screenings of Gully Boy as possible to familiarise the Academy voters with it.


Janhvi Kapoor and Vijay Varma team up for Zoya Akhtar's short in Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories is a series of four short films directed by Anurag Kashyap, Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar and Dibakar Banerjee. The four directors are joining hands after the success of 2018’s Lust Stories, which was also released on Netflix. 

Karan, Anurag, Zoya and Dibaker team up for Netflix original Ghost Stories

After the successful anthology Lust Stories, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar and Dibaker Banerjee join hands once again for Ghost Stories. The series goes on the floor in August. It will be exclusively available on Netflix.

Grateful for recognition of Gully Boy at BIFAN: Zoya Akhtar

Zoya Akhtar's film Gully Boy, starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, was honoured at Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival as the Best Asian Film this year.

Motion Picture Academy invites 842 new members, including Anurag Kashyap, Anupam Kher and Zoya Akhtar

Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap and Anupam Kher are among the 842 new members invited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to join the Oscars organisation.


Zoya Akhtar, Reema Kagti, Alankrita Shrivastava, Nitya Mehra on why obsession with box office is 'ridiculous'

The filmmakers behind Made In Heaven, who, in their personal careers, have had their share of hits and misses, believe growing obsession of quoting box office figures is not healthy.

Shivani Raghuvanshi: Jazz is the most relatable character of Made in Heaven

In an exclusive chat with indianexpress.com, Made in Heaven actor Shivani Raghuvanshi opened up about playing the ambitious but sweet Punjabi girl Jazz in the Zoya Akhtar series.

Zoya Akhtar: No one in the industry cares about gender

Gully Boy director Zoya Akhtar said a filmmaker's success rate eventually becomes his or her identity in the film industry.

Made in Heaven review: What the Wedding Albums Don’t Show

Made in Heaven works because all the characters, big and small, have their development curve etched well. The strong performances make each episode stand out.

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Shah Rukh Khan attends Karan Johar's house party

Karan Johar hosted a house party on Friday. Shah Rukh Khan, Zoya Akhtar and Ayan Mukerji among others were in attendance.

Karan Johar, Bhumi Pednekar and Zoya Akhtar release the trailer of Lust Stories

The trailer of Netflix's anthology film Lust Stories was released on Friday. The directors of the film, Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar and Dibakar Banerjee came along with actors Bhumi Pednekar and Sanjay Kapoor and producers Ronnie Screwvala and Ashi Dua to introduce their film to the audience.


Celeb spotting: From Salman-Katrina at a book launch to Mira-Misha's outing

See Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Mira Rajput, Misha kapoor and Ranveer Singh's latest photos.

Udta Punjab row: Bollywood has one voice

Udta Punjab's lead actors Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, alongwith filmmakers Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt, producers Anurag Kashyap, Ekta Kapoor, director Abhishek Chaubey and other film fraternities held a press conference on Wednesday (June 8) to fight against the film's censorship in Mumbai.

Ranveer Singh is a happy man as he exits Zoya Akhtar's house

Ranveer Singh was a happy man as he exited from filmmaker Zoya Aktar's house. Was it related to some new movie project that brought smile on the face of the actor or he just had a good time.


Shriya Saran, Shefali Shah, Zoya Akhtar at an art exhibition

Actresses Shriya Saran, Shefali Shah, filmmaker Zoya Akhtar, Sanjay Suri, Mandira Bedi were seen at the launch of an art exhibition "Art of the Gallery" which was unveiled and presented by ace photographer Jatin Kampani and Akshay Sehgal on January 21 in Mumbai.

Kangana Ranaut, Sachin Tendulkar, wife Anjali watch Farhan, Aditi's Wazir

Kangana Ranaut, former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, his wife Anjali, actor Anil Kapoor were seen at the screening of Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Aditi Rao Hydari's soon-to-release film 'Wazir'.

Inside pics: Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik at Gauri Khan's birthday bash

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's wife Gauri Khan celebrated her 44th birthday with husband SRK and close friends.

It's a wrap for Dil Dhadakne Do - exes Ranveer, Anushka party with director Zoya

Exes Ranveer Singh ad Anushka Sharma, who will be sharing screen space for the first time post break-up in 'Dil Dhadkne Do', were seen at the film's wrap up party.