Ram Charan take on Oscars, RRR, Hollywood

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Charan on RRR success, future plans

Ram Charan on RRR success, future plans
Ram Charan on RRR success, future plans

Ram Charan is all over the US ahead of the Oscars. With Rajamouli's RRR winning the hearts of all and Naatu Naatu getting shortlisted for the Oscars, the film unit is interacting with US media and channels ahead of the Oscars which will be celebrated on 12 March.

Speaking to scribes, Ram Charan shared his thoughts on RRR's success, Naatu Naatu song experience, future plans, and Hollywood projects. On RRR's success he said "We have got enough from people in terms of love and appreciation for RRR's artistic merit. Everything that we are getting now is extra! We are just living in the moment. It's just overwhelming that Hollywood, the Mecca of cinema, has been so warm towards us. Good cinema doesn't have a language. '"


About Naatu Naatu experience, he revealed "I feel 'Naatu Naatu' is no more just our song. It is no more just RRR's song. It is everyone's song. It is a people's song. People belonging to different age groups and cultures have embraced it even though they don't understand its lyrics. The beat is so thumping and foot-tapping. From Japan to the US, everyone is in love with the song. I am just observing it all in the third person. It's surreal. I can't ask for anything more."

On rehearsing and shooting for the song, Ram Charan said "We rehearsed in Ukraine in front of the President's palace for seven days. The President himself was an actor and therefore he agreed to our request. One hundred and fifty dancers were present on set. And an amazing crew of 200 was present too. And the whole song shoot took 17 days to be completed. It took umpteen retakes and I lost 4 kilos. My legs still wobble when I think about it."

About Hollywood projects, he said ". I grew up watching Cate Blanchett and Tom Cruise. Tom is incredible. If I ever get to work with him, it will be great. He is so inspiring.There are a lot of directors I want to work with here in Hollywood. JJ Abrams is one of them. Quentin Tarantino is another of my favourites. His war film 'Inglourious Basterds' is one of my all-time favourites. He has been a big influence. These directors challenge their actors."

Finally on Oscars, he shared " I am so nervous and so excited ahead of the Oscars. I don't know if I will be there as an actor or as a fanboy. I am excited to come across everybody who I grew up watching. "