While on the red carpet, the director answered questions from journalists and discussed his Golden Globe-nominated film ‘RRR’, its possible sequel and even the team’s current campaign to get it into the Oscars Best Picture race.
Opening up about the sequel, Rajamouli told Variety, “A few weeks back when I was discussing with my father and cousin, who are my story team, a fantastic idea came up and we started writing. But, you know, until the script is done, we can’t take it forward, but we are in the process of doing that.”
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When asked about working on the Golden Globe-nominated song ‘Naatu Naatu’, Ram Charan said, “My niece still wobbles talking about it. It is what it is. It is a beautiful torture and look where it got us. We’re standing here today talking to you.”
When asked about the current bid to get ‘RRR’ in the Oscar race, Rajamouli said, “First of all, it humbles me that I get love from so many people who think great things about me and my films. I think I can just be humbled by their love.”
The director also shared with Vulture, that should ‘Naatu Naatu’ get nominated at the Oscars in the Best Song category, he will use “all my powers of persuasion” to make a live performance happen.
“He may not need to work that hard,” Ram Charan quipped as he said he would “absolutely” do it.
Rajamouli’s magnum opus is in the running for two awards at this year’s Golden Globes. The film is nominated for Best Picture-Non English and Best Original Song–Motion Picture.
In the Best Picture–Non English segment, ‘RRR’ will face off with Korean romantic mystery film ‘Decision To Leave’, German anti-war drama ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’, Argentine historical drama ‘Argentina, 1985’, and French-Dutch coming-of-age drama ‘Close’.
The film’s Telugu track ‘Naatu Naatu’, composed by veteran music director MM Keeravaani and penned by Kala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj, has been nominated in the Original Song–Motion Picture Category’. The other nominees in the category are Taylor Swift’s “Carolina” (Where The Crawdads Sing), “Ciao Papa” (Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio), “Hold My Hand” (Top Gun: Maverick), a collaboration between Lady Gaga, BloodPop and Benjamin Rice, and “Lift Me Up” (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) by Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler, and Ludwig Goransson.