In India, all eyes are on the 95th Academy Awards. On the night from Sunday to Monday the Oscars and the number naatu naatu from the film RRR is nominated for Best Original Song.
It is the first song from an Indian film to be nominated for an Oscar. In another first, the singers will also be performing at the Academy Awards, which will be broadcast in India on Monday morning.
The song became a global sensation, inspiring endless Instagram reels and social media dance trends, following the film’s release last year in the US, where its fast-paced, synchronized choreography was an instant hit. among the public.
Nominees Kaala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj, as well as choreographer Prem Rakshith, spoke to The Hollywood Reporter on the eve of the Oscars ceremony:
Best Original Song nominees Kaala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj and choreographer Prem Rakshith discuss their performance of “Naatu Naatu” from #RRR tonight #Oscar pic.twitter.com/N661tGJISx
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 12, 2023
RRR is an Indian Telugu language film directed by SS Rajamouli. It is a historical drama set in the 1920s and is about the struggle of two Indian freedom fighters Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem against British rule.
The film has an all-star cast including Bollywood stars NT Rama Rao Jr., Ram Charan, Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn.
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, is an annual ceremony held to recognize and reward the achievements of professionals in the film industry. The Academy Awards are organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, an organization founded in 1927.