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RRR: This why AR Rahman wants Naatu Naatu to win Oscars

Oscar-winner AR Rahman is confident that an Oscar win for Naatu Naatu song from SS Rajamouli's RRR will open up new global opportunities for Indian talents. 

RRR: This why AR Rahman wants Naatu Naatu to win Oscars
AR Rahman On RRR's Naatu Naatu Oscar Nomination.
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Last Updated: 06.26 AM, Mar 12, 2023

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Oscar-winner AR Rahman is confident that if RRR managed to win an Oscar award on Sunday it would father expand the global market for Indian show business. 

"I feel very positive. And I'm wishing and praying they should get it. Because when they win, India wins. When India gets the award our country's culture will get more highlighted worldwide," he told Sun News. 

In 2008, Rahman created history when he bagged two Oscar awards for his work in Hollywood director Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire. It was a watershed moment in the history of Indian cinema as it brought a lot of focus to the talents in the country. And he hopes that composer MM Keeravani's hit song Naatu Naatu would take what he started further. 


Naatu Naatu became a global rage thanks to the high-voltage performance of the film's stars Jr NTR and Ram Charan. Keeravani himself admitted that it was choreographer Prem Rakshith's dance moves and the stars' performances that were the main reasons for the song to capture the imagination of people around the world. Soon after the filmmakers release the hook step of the song along with the lyrical video, it broke the internet. Even though it's a test of one's endurance, the dance step has everyone grooving to Keeravani's flok beats. So much so that it has already won several international awards, including the Golden Globes. 

Naatu Naatu has been nominated for Best Orginal Song along with Applause from Tell It Like a Woman, "Lift Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Hold My Hand from Top Gun: Maverick, This Is a Life from Everything Everywhere All at Once. 

The winner will be announced on Sunday. People in India can watch the Oscars live early Monday morning