Naatu Naatu singer Kaala Bhairava came under fire for failing to thank Telugu superstars Jr NTR and Ram Charan in his statement.
Last Updated: 01.23 PM, Mar 17, 2023
Singer Kaala Bhairava came under fire after he forgot to mention Telugu superstars Jr NTR and Ram Charan in his note of thanks after RRR won the Oscars. He was one of the singers of Naatu Naatu, which bagged the Academy Awards in the best original song and was also part of the performance at the Oscars.
He tweeted a statement thanking everyone but Jr NTR and Ram Charan, the lead stars of RRR.
"I want to share something with you all. I feel extremely grateful for having had the invaluable opportunity of representing team RRR and performing at the Oscars for the best original song category. On that note, I want to share with you that it's only because of a few people who directly or indirectly, but 'completely' are the reason for me getting this priceless opportunity which I personally feel is far beyond how much I actually deserve! @ssrajamouli Baba, Naanna, @premrakshithshoreographer Master, @sskarthikeya Anna, Amma and Peddhamma. It's because of their hard work and workmanship that the song has reached all parts of the world and is making people dance globally and that's how I got this chance. Also, regarding the glorious run in USA - Dylan, Josh and the whole team with their persistent efforts and dedication, made this possible (sic)," he said.
The fans who found the faux puas expressed outrage, forcing Kaala Bhairava, the son of Oscar-winning composer MM Keeravani, to issue an apology. "I have no doubt Tarak anna and Charan anna are the reason for the success of naatu naatu and RRR itself. I was ONLY talking about who all helped me get my opportunity for the academy stage performance. Nothing else. I can see that it was conveyed wrongly and for that, I sincerely apologise for my choice of words," he tweeted.
RRR created history after it bagged the Oscars for Naatu Naatu. It's the first Indian production to achieve this feat.