Filmmaker SS Rajamouli scripted history on Wednesday as the song ‘Naatu Naatu’ from his magnum opus ‘RRR’ won a Golden Globe award in the Best Original Song category.
As soon as the victory was announced, the ‘RRR’ table at the Golden Globes erupted with joy with the lead stars Ram Charan and Jr NTR celebrating the win by Rajamouli’s side.
The trophy was collected by veteran music director MM Keeravaani who has composed the song in Telugu, and the image will surely be etched in the minds of Indian cinema lovers for a long time.
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Jr NTR reacts to Naatu Naatu’s win
Actor Jr NTR, who is overjoyed with the film’s win at the Golden Globes 2023, gushed that there was nothing more he could ask for.
“It can’t get any better than this. The West accepting us… America, the Mecca of filmmaking… here we are at the Globes. What more can an actor ask for? We are truly honoured, truly honoured,” he stated, clearly at a loss for words.
He added that now that the award ceremony is over, he just wants to relax and unwind for a bit before the film’s final test at the Oscars.
‘It was a sweet torture’: Ram Charan
Looking back at what went on during the filming of ‘Naatu Naatu’, Ram Charan quipped that it was a “sweet torture”.
He told the press present at the red carpet, “My knees still wobble talking about it today. It was a beautiful torture and look where it has got us.”
While director SS Rajamouli intervened that he took care of both Charan and Jr NTR “like babies”, the actor added, “He spanked the babies too.”
Ram Charan also took to his Instagram to share a picture showing music composer Keeravani holding the Golden Globe award and gushed, “And we won the Golden Globes!”
‘RRR’ stars Jr NTR, Ram Charan, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Shriya Saran, Samuthirakani, Ray Stevenson, Alison Doody, and Olivia Morris. It centres around two real-life Indian revolutionaries, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, their fictional friendship and their fight against the British Raj.
Set in the 1920s, the plot explores the undocumented period in their lives when both the revolutionaries chose to go into obscurity before they began the fight for their country.