Deepika Padukone's effortless elegance has surely got the whole world talking at the moment
Last Updated: 12.55 PM, Mar 13, 2023
There's a lot to celebrate for Indian cinema and its billion & more patrons and the reason is quite obvious. The Oscars 2023 proved to be a rather momentous occasion with the Indian representation going on to win Academy Awards in two highly reputed categories.
On the one hand, Kartiki Gonsalves' fascinating documentary film The Elephant Whisperers charmed the jury to become only the second Indian production to win an award in the Best Documentary (Short Subject) category. Incidentally, the previous winner, Period. End of Sentence., too, was produced by Guneet Monga.
On the other hand, team RRR delivered on the promise of bringing back an Oscar and did so with such grace that the entire world is gushing over them at the moment. Composer M.M. Keeravani and lyricist Chandrabose's Naatu Naatu won the Best Original Song award at the 95th Academy Awards, the first award in this category for an Indian production.
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Rallying behind S.S. Rajamouli and Co. at the ceremony was the ever-radiant Deepika Padukone who dazzled everyone not only by wearing a stunning velvety black Louis Vuitton gown but also through her charming introduction to RRR, the film, and the song Naatu Naatu.
"Do you know Naatu? Because if not, you're about to," were her concluding words as she introduced singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kalabhairava and the group of dancers who then, collectively, put on a marvellous show was an equally zesty Oscars crowd. Deepika's graceful demeanour and her effortless elegance have won the internet over but there's another small-yet-important reason why everyone's in awe of her.
"The world better get used to this accent," said a Twitter user, echoing the pride resonating among many at the moment.
Not very long ago, RRR actors Jr. NTR and Ram Charan became subjects of online trolling when the netizens caught a prominent-but-sudden foreign accent in their respective interviews. The former, in particular, was pulled up by many for the stark American-ness in his speech and the manner with which he rolled his 'R's (Arrr-Arrr-Arrr!) became a thing of wonder for quite some time on the internet.
So, it was imperative that those who represented India and its cinema at the Oscars put on a better show this time around and following Deepika Padukone's appearance, the public seems incredibly pleased with the Indianness in her personality.