By: Mohnish Singh
The team RRR (2022) is on cloud nine after the film’s song “Naatu Naatu” won Best Original Song at the 95th Academy Awards. The men of the hour, Ram Charan, Jr NTR, and SS Rajamouli have taken to social media to express their gratitude.
Expressing his joy, RRR star Jr NTR said, “I cannot find the words to express my elation right now. This is not just a win for RRR but for India as a country. I believe this is just the beginning. Showing us how far Indian cinema can go. Congratulations to Keeravaani garu and Chandrabose garu. Of course, none of this would have been possible without a master storyteller called Rajamouli and the audiences who showered us with all the love. I would also like to congratulate the team of ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ on their win today bringing another Oscar to India,” he said in a post.
‘”Naatu Naatu” has won the award trumping big names like Rihanna and Lady Gaga. Composer MM Keeravani and lyricist Chandrabose accepted the award on behalf of the team. Singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava and composer along with director SS Rajamouli and lead actors Jr NTR and Ram Charan are all present at the big event.
Earlier, the singers gave a live performance. It was a goosebump moment for all when Naatu Naatu took over the Oscars stage with American dancers doing full justice to the track. American actor-dancer Lauren Gottlieb also grooved on the track. Actress Deepika Padukone introduced the song to the audience and called it a ‘banger’.
Earlier the Indian documentary film The Elephant Whisperers won the Oscar in the Best Documentary Short Film category. Producer Guneet Monga along with director Kartiki Gonsalves accepted the honour.