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My legs still hurt: NTR Jr reveals hardest part of Naatu Naatu

The song featuring NTR Jr and Ram Charan from S S Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’ is competing for the Academy award in the category of Best Original Score

Statesman News Service | New Delhi |


Ahead of the Oscars, scheduled to be telecast on Monday morning in India, South Indian superstars NTR Jr and Ram Charan are actively participating in interviews in the US.

Supporting Telugu films and Oscar nominations for the song ‘Naatu Naatu’, the superstars are sharing their experiences and memories of the movie on various platforms.

In an interview with Ash Crossan in Entertainment Tonight, NTR Jr revealed the most difficult part of the iconic song Naatu Naatu.

When asked if they had anticipated the movie crossing global lines given how much the song received traction before the movie came out, the superstar replied, “We had no idea.”

“The experience of shooting that song…I have been telling this, but my legs still hurt. The steps were not as hard, what was harder is to sing. We were practicing it for three hours every day, rehearsing it all the time just for getting the perfect synchronization,” he said.

He talked about how cinema has turned into a global cinema and mentioned how his vacation destination of Los Angeles has now evolved into his workplace.

The song is competing in the category of Best Original Score. If they bag the award, it will be the second win for India after Slumdog Millionaire’s Jai Ho.

In the Oscars tradition, all nominated songs are sung at the Oscars ceremony. This year, Naatu Naatu singers Kalabhairava and Rahul Sipligunj will be performing at the awards ceremony.

This year’s performers include Rihanna (Lift Me Up), Sofia Carson and Diane Warren (Applause), Stephanie Hsu, David Byrne and Son Lux (This Is a Life), and Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava (Naatu Naatu).