"Conveyed Wrongly": 'Naatu Naatu' Singer "Sincerely Apologises" For Not Thanking Ram Charan, Jr NTR In His Gratitude Post
'Naatu Naatu' singer Kaala Bhairava has apologised after he faced backlash for not thanking Ram Charan and Jr NTR in his gratitude note.
Singer Kaala Bhairava, who has crooned the 'RRR' song 'Naatu Naatu', which had recently won the Best Original Song at Oscars 2023, on Thursday, posted a gratitude note. In it, he thanked everyone for the success of the peppy track. However, eagle-eyed fans noticed that he did not mention actors Jr NTR and Ram Charan in his note, and several users expressed their anger, mocking the singer. However, Kaala Bhairava was quick to notice his mistake, and apologised for his choice of words.
"I have no doubt Tarak anna and Charan anna are the reason for the success of naatu naatu and RRR itself. I was ONLY talking about who all helped me get my opportunity for the academy stage performance. Nothing else. I can see that it was conveyed wrongly and for that, I sincerely apologise for my choice of words," tweeted Kaala Bhairava.
I have no doubt Tarak anna and Charan anna are the reason for the success of naatu naatu and RRR itself.— Kaala Bhairava (@kaalabhairava7) March 17, 2023
I was ONLY talking about who all helped me get my opportunity for the academy stage performance. Nothing else.
I can see that it was conveyed wrongly and for that, I… https://t.co/Je17ZDqthj
On Thursday, the 'Naatu Naatu' singer had posted: "Something I wanted to share with you all..”. His note read, “I want to share something with you all. I feel extremely grateful for having had the invaluable opportunity of representing team RRR and performing at the Oscars for the best original song category."
"On that note, I want to share with you that it’s only because of a few people who directly or indirectly, but ‘completely’ are the reason for me getting this priceless opportunity which I personally feel is far beyond how much I actually deserve," he added.
He further went on to thank 'RRR's director SS Rajamouli, and the choreographer of the song.
"@ssrajamouli Baba, Naanna, @premrakshith_choreographer Master, @sskarthikeya Anna, Amma, and Peddhamma. It’s because of their hard work and workmanship that the song has reached all parts of the world and is making people dance globally and that’s how I got this chance. Also, regarding the glorious run in the USA – Dylan, Josh, and the whole team with their persistent efforts and dedication, made this possible," added Bhairava.
Something I wanted to share with you all.. pic.twitter.com/j8kT3bhlfX— Kaala Bhairava (@kaalabhairava7) March 16, 2023
However, fans were quick to notice how the singer did not name Ram Charan and JR NTR, whose dance steps on the song won applause everywhere.
One user commented on his tweet, saying: "So basically NTR and Charan didn’t add any value according to you?”
Another said: "It is sad to see that no one is caring to thank Tarak and Charan. Without their performance and magnetic presence on the screen, it wouldn’t have gotten so much attention.”
The 'RRR' song 'Naatu Naatu' has become quite a rage in the West. After winning the Oscar, the song saw a 960% rise in terms of streaming on US Spotify.
‘Naatu Naatu’ had become the first song from an Indian production to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song.
The dance number bagged an Oscar after defeating songs like ‘Applause’ from ‘Tell It Like A Woman, ‘Hold My Hand’ from ‘Top Gun: Maverick’, ‘Lift Me Up’ from ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’, and ‘This is Life’ from ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’.
‘Naatu Naatu’ not only became the first ever Telugu song to have won an Oscar but also become the first song from the industry to be performed at the Oscars. The live performance by singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava received a standing ovation.