Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt's Gully Boy to release on Valentines Day 2019; Rajkummar Rao's Omerta on 20 April

The Zoya Akhtar directorial Gully Boy starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt to release on 14 February, 2019. Rajkummar Rao's Omerta to release on 20 April, 2018

FP Staff February 10, 2018 16:47:40 IST
Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt's Gully Boy to release on Valentines Day 2019; Rajkummar Rao's Omerta on 20 April

Zoya Akhtar's upcoming directorial venture Gully Boy, starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, will delight Bollywood lovers on Valentine's Day next year whereas filmmaker Hansal Mehta drama film Omerta, starring Rajkummar Rao, has been locked for release on April 20 this year.

Singh, Bhatt and Gully Boy producer Ritesh Sidhwani shared the 14 February, 2019 release date and first look of the film on their Twitter handles on Saturday.

Bhatt is seen sporting a simple look with her head covered in a hijab, while Singh is seen wearing a muffler. Both characters have one thing in common — a comtemplative mood. The story of Gully Boy revolves around street rappers from Mumbai. It also features Kalki Koechlin, Akanksha Puri, Vijay Varma and Ali Asghar. The film is co-produced by Zoya's banner Tiger Baby Productions and Farhan Akhtar and Sidhwani's Excel Entertainment. Omerta's release date was announced by the producers via a statement on Saturday soon after which Rao took to his Twitter handle to share the news.

Omerta is based on the real life story of British terrorist of Pakistani descent Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh. Rao, who sports a bespectacled and heavily bearded look in the film, had earlier said this about the movie: "It shows you the dark reality of a dangerous world."

Omerta marks the return of the formidable actor-director team of Hansal Mehta and Rao, who have worked together in films like Aligarh, City Lights and Shahid.

Omerta has won several accolades and was featured at the Toronto International Film Festival. It was also screened at the Jio MAMI Film Festival. It is produced by Nahid Khan and presented by Swiss Entertainment.

(With inputs from agencies)

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