The singer revealed why the Oscar nomination for the RRR number is a big deal for him
Last Updated: 06.39 AM, Jan 29, 2023
The 33-year-old musician Rahul Sipligunj, who shot to fame with his indie music videos on Youtube with numbers like Magajaathi, Em Maayaloo, Mangamma, Makikirikiri, Poor boy, Daawath and Galli Ka Ganesh has come a long way as a playback singer in a career nearly spanning a decade and a half in cinema. He’d first sung for Naga Chaitanya’s Josh in 2009 and steadily grew popular over time.
And now, it’s hard to imagine a big mainstream film without a Rahul Sipligunj number. He’s also one of the voices behind the globally popular Naatu Naatu, the song from SS Rajamouli’s RRR (which he’d sung alongside Kaala Bhairava), which won the Golden Globe Award and was nominated for the Oscars in the Best Original Song category. He spoke of the song’s popularity in a recent interview.
Opening up about the song, Rahul claims he’s very proud about Naatu Naatu’s nomination for the Oscars. “The joy of my parents knew no bounds after listening to this news. I firmly believe that this couldn’t have been possible without director SS Rajamouli and composer MM Keeravani. I will always be indebted to them. I’m confident Naatu Naatu will win at the Oscars too,” he said.
He also thanked audiences and music lovers across the globe for showering him with so much love and affection. The musician recently recorded for a song in a film titled AP31 in Hyderabad’s renowned post-production facility, Shade Studios. “This is a place where I’ve sung for many films and I consider it a lucky omen,” Rahul mentioned while thanking its CEO Deviprasad Balivada.
“I am very happy that Shade Studios has been an integral part of Rahul Sipligunj’s musical journey and I take this opportunity to congratulate him, Kaala Bhairava, MM Keeravaani for the Oscar nomination. I hope Rahul grows bigger and better with more love from music buffs,” Deviprasad shared.