After making India proud at the Golden Globes, RRR’s hit song ‘
’ wins the Oscar for Best Original Song at the 95th Academy Awards.
Competing with 14 other songs by acclaimed singers like Diane Warren, Lady Gaga and Rihanna, the winning song caught the world’s attention with over 65 million views on YouTube.
The film RRR, in turn, has created history by becoming the first Indian production to win an Oscar.
The Oscars were awarded to M M Keeravani as composer and Chandrabose as the lyricist.
Thanking the director S S Rajamouli for giving him the opportunity to work on RRR, Keeravani said, “I grew up listening to The Carpenters, and here I am with an Oscar.”
Overwhelmed by the massive win, he even sang a self-composed version of The Carpenter’s
Top of the World
as part of his acceptance speech.
In addition, the song was performed on the Oscar stage by singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava after being introduced by Deepika Padukone, and received a standing ovation at the end.
Choreographed by Prem Rakshith, the original song was shot 18 times before the makers finally zeroed in on the second take.
The win has taken Indians around the world by storm with #NaatuNaatu trending on Twitter.