Amitabh Bachchan on Tuesday expressed his excitement over India’s dual win at the 95th Academy Awards where RRR song “Naatu Naatu” and The Elephant Whisperers won the golden statuette.
The 80-year-old actor, who is currently recovering from an on-set injury, shared his happiness in a Twitter post. “We win! We win two! We win for country and people! We win !! Bharat ka jhanda gaad diya, videsh mein (India has planted its flag, abroad)! OSCAR 95,” Bachchan posted.
At the Academy Awards, the foot-tapping Telugu chartbuster “Naatu Naatu”, composed by MM Keeravaani and penned by Chandrabose, won the Original Song award and made SS Rajamouli’s RRR the first Indian feature film production to bring home the Oscar.
Bachchan also wrote on his blog, “And what it was that kept occupation occupied was the Awards – the OSCARS 95 .. the 95th version of the ceremony .. organised and lit for the moment .. and such a delight to find ourselves in the midst of the Colonial guests .. winning and with delight to be able to tell the World : ITS OUR TURN NOW .. NOW .. OUR TURN .. !!!
“The way we move forward in the World dominated by the West , to a self sufficient , independent Country is truly remarkable .. all that was out is in .. all that was there and often needed for grandeur and standing , is now here within .. all that is needed is here with us .. and may it remain so .. so help me God !!”
RRR (Rise Roar Revolt), a pre-independence fictional story, follows two real-life Indian revolutionaries – Alluri Sitarama Raju (Ram Charan) and Komaram Bheem (Jr NTR) – in the 1920s.
Netflix’s Tamil documentary The Elephant Whisperers, directed by debutante Kartiki Gonsalves and produced by Guneet Monga, also became the maiden Indian production to win in the Documentary Short Film category.