Oscars 2023: Naatu Naatu is an emotion across the globe, says Ram Charan expressing his gratitude
"To my co-star Tarak- Thank you brother! I hope to dance with you and create records again," Ram Charan wrote
Following the historic win for India at the Oscars, with RRR's Naatu Naatu bagging the Best Original Song Award, one of the lead actors of the film Ram Charan penned a heartfelt note extending his gratitude to those who made this happen.
He wrote, "RRR is and will always remain the most special film of our lives and of Indian Cinema history. I can't thank everyone enough for manifesting the Oscar Award. It still feels like I am living in a dream. Thank you all for the unstoppable support and love. SS Rajamouli Garu and MM Keeravani Garu are the most precious gems of our Indian film industry. Thank you both for giving me the opportunity to be a part of this masterpiece. Naatu Naatu is an emotion across the globe. Thank you lyricist Chandrabose Garu, singers Rahul Sipligunj & Kaala Bhairava and choreographer Prem Rakshith for bringing together this emotion. To my co-star Tarak- Thank you brother! I hope to dance with you and create records again. Thank you Alia Bhatt for being the sweetest co-star. This award belongs to every Indian actor, technician and filmgoer. My heartfelt thanks to all the fans across the world for all the love and support. This is our country's win!"
The song is composed by MM Keeravaani and penned by Chandrabose. It is sung by Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairavi. Meanwhile, the singers performed the number live at the ceremony.
Accepting the Award, Keeravaani said, "Thank You Academy. I grew up listening to the carpenters. And now here I am with the Oscars." He further sang Top of the World with tweaked lyrics to express his gratitude, "There was only one vision in my mind...So was Rajamouli’s and my family’s... RRR has to win pride of every Indian. And must put me on top of the world. Thank you Karthikeya and various friends for making this possible. Love you all." Lyricist Chandrabose also received the Award with Keeravaani.
Directed by SS Rajamouli, the epic action-drama also features Jr NTR in the lead role. The film's ensemble star cast includes Alia Bhatt, Shriya Saran, Samuthirakani, Ray Stevenson, Alison Doody, and Olivia Morris. RRR is a fictional story that revolves around two real-life Indian revolutionaries, Alluri Sitarama Raju (Charan) and Komaram Bheem (Jr NTR), and their fight against the British Raj. The film opened to positive reviews and fared well at the box office.