Director SS Rajamouli made another major declaration in a recent interview with an American outlet, only days after claiming that RRR is not a Bollywood picture. RRR, starring Ram Charan and Jr NTR, recently won several honors in the United States and is in contention for an Oscar at the 95th Academy Awards.
SS Rajamouli’s Statement On Films
According to News 18, Alongside a huge triumph at the 80th Golden Globes and considerable Oscar hype, Rajamouli stated to The Hollywood Reporter, “I make films for money, I make films for the audiences. I don’t make films for critical acclaim. RRR is a commercial film, and once my film commercially does well, I’m very happy. Awards are an extension to it. It is for the hard work that my unit put in and I’m happy for that.”
Previously, Rajamouli stated that his critically acclaimed magnum opus RRR wasn’t a Bollywood film. However, Rajamouli was addressed during the Directors Guild of America screening of his film, “RRR is not a Bollywood film, it is a Telugu film from the south of India where I come from, but I use the song to move the story forward rather than stopping the film and giving you a piece of music and dance,” SS Rajamouli stated.
Naatu Naatu, SS Rajamouli’s RRR’s foot-tapping smash, just won Best Song at the 80th Golden Globes. The song, which honors the spirit of dance and camaraderie between RRR’s main performers Ram Charan and Jr NTR’s personas, beat off opposition from Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga to triumph at the Golden Globes.
Naatu Naatu also has been nominated for an Oscar in the Original Song category for the 95th Academy Awards. Ram Charan stated that if the film wins, he and Jr. NTR will most likely dance on stage. The Telugu song Naatu Naatu was created by famous music director MM Keeravani and performed by Kala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj.