The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the body behind the awards, announced the shortlists in 10 categories: documentary feature film, documentary short film, international feature film, makeup and hairstyling, music (original score), music (original song), animated short film, live action short film, sound, and visual effects.
Expressing his joy over the nomination, actor Ram Charan shared, “What a historic moment for the entire Indian Film Industry…Couldn’t be more honoured to note that #NaatuNaatu becomes the first Indian song to be shortlisted for the Academy Awards! @ssrajamouli garu and @mmkeeravani garu, it’s all your magic…#RRRForOscars #RRRMovie”
Naatu Naatu from "RRR" has secured a place in the best music (original song) shortlist, which is written by Chandrabose, crooned by Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava, composed by M. M. Keeravaani.
This is the third major international nomination for Naatu Naatu, the popular Telugu song from S.S. Rajamouli's magnum opus RRR. The pan-India film follows a pre-independence fictional story woven around two real-life Indian revolutionaries - Alluri Sitarama Raju (Ram Charan) and Komaram Bheem (Jr NTR) - in the 1920s.
Meanwhile on the work front, Ram Charan is shooting for director Shankar’s next, tentatively titled as RC15, under the production of Dil Raju's Sri Venkateswara Creations.