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Jaya Bachchan reacts to RRR and The Elephant Whisperers’ Oscar win

Indian Bollywood actors Jaya Bachchan (L), Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (C) and Amitabh Bachchan (R) pose for a picture during the wedding reception party of actors Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in Mumbai late on December 1, 2018. (Photo by – / AFP) (Photo credit should read -/AFP via Getty Images)

By: Mohnish Singh

Veteran Bollywood actress and politician Jaya Bachchan said that she is proud of the international recognition of Indian Cinema that the Oscar win of RRR and The Elephant Whisperers at the 95th Academy Awards has brought.

She said, “I am proud to be an Indian. I am proud that our talent has been recognized internationally. It was found earlier also and it is still found and it is also very important. These are the films which give international shape to the image of our country. These are the films that shape our country’s image at the international level.”

On Monday, RRR‘s “Naatu Naatu” won the Oscar for ‘Original Song’ and The Elephant Whisperers won in the Best Documentary Short film category at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, making it a historic day for Indian filmmakers and the audience.

“Naatu Naatu” is the first Telugu song to be nominated in the ‘Original Song’ category at the Oscars. The song competed against “Applause” from the film Tell It Like A Woman, “Hold My Hand” from the movie Top Gun: Maverick, “Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, and “This Is Life,” from Everything, Everywhere All At Once.

Talking about Guneet Monga’s The Elephant Whisperers, the documentary paved way for many to believe that India truly can take the centre stage globally. It won the Oscar for ‘Best Documentary Short Film.

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