Naatu Naatu from ‘RRR’ will be played at the biggest entertainment stage in the world. The song was the only nomination from the movie RRR after it took the US by storm earlier this year. Ever since the nominations for the ‘best song’ category have dropped fans are questioning whether they will get to see two of their favourite stars performing the song live.
NTR Jr. cleared the air regarding the same. “I don’t think that’s happening. I was looking forward to it happening. But, unfortunately, we didn’t have time to rehearse. Because we don’t want to go on to the biggest stage in the world and go unprepared. So, we were busy, I was busy and so was maybe Charan busy with a lot of prior commitments back home. So, I don’t think we will be performing but our music director (MM) Keeravani, the singers of the song Rahul (Sipligunj), and my brother (Kaala) Bhairava will be performing the song. I think it will be nice for me to sit in the audience and watch the song because the moment I watch that clip, my legs have started aching all over again.” said the actor in an interview with the KTLA
However, Indian cinema will still have some representation on the stage as an American actor and dancer Lauren Gottlieb, who rose to fame on Indian television after her stint with Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa, will be shaking a leg on the song.
Taking to Instagram, Lauren shared a picture of herself with the Hollywood Sign in the background, and wrote, “SPECIAL NEWS!!! 🔥 I’m performing on ‘Naatu Naatu’ at the OSCARS!!!!!! I’m beyond excited to represent India on the most prestigious stage in the world. Wish me luck!!! 🙏🏽💕💕💕 .”
Directed by SS Rajamouli, RRR was not shortlisted from India as its official movie for the Oscars. The movie applied independently and made it big on the stage. Ever since its release, RRR has been receiving a lot of love from the west, and it has also been in the top Netflix trends for a few months.