SS Rajamouli’s father and RRR scriptwriter V.Vijayendra Prasad says Naatu Naatu’s Oscars win ‘not the ultimate’, says ‘target other categories as well like Everything Everywhere All at Once’


Renowned scriptwriter V.Vijayendra Prasad, who wrote the story for his son SS Rajamouli’s RRR, feels a single Oscar win shouldn’t be considered the ultimate as the Academy Awards have so many other categories. On Monday, March 13 (IST), RRR’s song Naatu Naatu won in the Best Original song category. Music composer MM Keeravani and lyricist Chandrabose accepted the Oscar award. Naatu Naatu from RRR became the first song from an Indian production to bag an Oscar.

In a recent interview, Vijayendra Prasad shared his reaction to RRR bringing its first ever Oscar for an Indian production. When asked whether bagging the Oscar is the ultimate validation, V Vijayendra Prasad said, “This is not the ultimate. There are so many categories in the Academy Awards. Look at the film Everything Everywhere All at Once which was nominated in 11 categories. It won in many categories. We need to work as hard as them. We (Indian cinema) should target other categories as well.” Everything Everywhere All at Once won in seven categories. 

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Naatu Naatu was performed at the Oscars stage as well by singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava. The performance was introduced by Deepika Padukone and received a standing ovation on its completion.

RRR stars Ram Charan, Jr.NTR, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt, Olivia Morris, Ray Stevenson, Shriya Saran and Alison Doody.

(Source: Asianet Telugu)