SS Rajamouli’s RRR created history at the 95th Academy Awards yesterday on March 13 (IST) when its song Naatu Naatu won in the Best Original Song category bringing home the Oscar statuette. Music composer MM Keeravani and lyricist Chandrabose lifted the trophy on the Oscars 2023 stage delighting their fans in the process. The win’s impact has spurred Rajamouli to hasten the work on RRR's sequel.
Speaking to an online portal, SS Rajamouli opened up about the historic win’s impact on the film’s planned sequel. He said that he may now have to work faster on RRR 2. When asked whether the Oscar win would motivate him to work faster on the project, he said this can ‘obviously’ happen. He said, “Obviously, (Oscar win) is going to put some acceleration in the script. Definitely, yes, let's see.”
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The filmmaker had last year said that a sequel to RRR is in the works and his father the renowned scriptwriter V Vijayendra Prasad was working on the script. He had said at an event in Chicago last year, “My father is story writer for all my films. We discussed a bit about RRR 2 and he's working on the story.”
RRR is an action-drama period film that features Jr.NTR and Ram Charan as Indian revolutionaries Komaram Bheem and Alluri Sitarama Raju, respectively. The fictional saga, set in pre-independence India, revolves around their friendship and highlights their fight against British rule. It also stars Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Shriya Saran, Samuthirakani, Ray Stevenson, Makarand Deshpande, Alison Doody, Olivia Morris, among others.