It’s a proud moment for India: ‘Naatu Naatu’ singer Rahul Sipligunj on song’s Oscar nomination

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NTR Jr. and Ram Charan enact Naatu naatu from S.S. Rajamouli’s RRR, eligible for Best Original Song at the 95th Oscars. Photo: Trailer Video Grab

Mumbai : After emerging victorious at the Golden Globe Awards, ‘Naatu Naatu’ track from SS Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’ has been nominated in the ‘Original Song’ category for this year’s Oscars.

“(I am) Feeling good. It’s a proud moment for India. Thanks to Rajamouli, Keeravani sir. Eagerly waiting for 12th March. I will sing the upcoming songs with the same confidence,”
singer Rahul Sipligunj, who lent his vocals to the energetic track, told ANI,

Composed by music director MM Keeravaani and penned by Kala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj, the track was picturized on Jr NTR and Ram Charan. The song was also released in Hindi as ‘Naacho Naacho’, in Tamil as ‘Naattu Koothu’, in Kannada as ‘Halli Naatu’ and in Malayalam as ‘Karinthol’.

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What song’s mass appeal seems to be the a joyous dance step that’s a rage. In addition, the culture of the country is reflected in the lyrics with every line evoking sentiments about the food and the flora and fauna of the nation.

While talking about his future plans, Rahul expressed his desire to work with superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan.

“I want to sing for all but Salman and Shah Rukh Khan are my favorites,” he said.
The 2023 Oscar nominees were announced on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, by Academy Award winner Riz Ahmed and ‘M3GAN’ star Allison Williams.

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