Oscars 2023: Host Jimmy Kimmel faces backlash as he calls `RRR` a Bollywood film


Jimmy Kimmel’s The host of Oscars 2023 did not go down well with ‘RRR’ fans as he called SS Rajamouli’s directorial a Bollywood film in his opening monologue.

While fans were thrilled to see the film recognized at the 95th Academy Awards, they were also shocked when Kimmel called it a Bollywood film.

“RRR is South Indian cinema, a Telugu film, Tollywood. Not Bollywood, as some Oscar people might say,” tweeted one social media user.

“Not exactly a ‘Bollywood’ song,” wrote another on Twitter. Calling Natu Natu a Bollywood song is an insult. This is a Telugu song.

“Not even 15 minutes and Jimmy Kimmel said rrrr bollywood ugh,” wrote one netizen.

Released in March 2022, ‘RRR’ made Indians proud as the film’s song ‘Natu Natu’ won the Best Original Song award at the 95th Academy Awards on Monday. The music of the song is composed by MM Keerwani, while its lyrics are penned by Chandrabose.

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The duo went on stage to receive the golden trophy.

During his acceptance speech. MM Kirwani “I grew up listening to the Carpenters and now I’m with the Oscars,” he began, and then launched into a rendition of the ’70s pop smash “Top of the World”: “He had only one wish. My mind… is to win ‘RRR’, the pride of every Indian, and put me on top of the world.

‘RRR’ star Ram Charan and Junior NTR In the main roles. The film is a fictional story based on the lives of two Telugu freedom fighters; Aluri Sitarama Raju and Kumaram Bheem, Ram Charan and Jr. NTR played the lead roles respectively. The film grossed over Rs 1,200 crore worldwide. With ‘Natu Natu’ dominating all the international awards it has undoubtedly become a global rage.

Before entering the Oscars, in January, ‘Natu Natu’ won the Golden Globe in the ‘Best Original Song’ category. Five days later, `RRR’ won two more awards at the 28th edition of the Critics’ Choice Awards. One is for Best Song and the other is for ‘Best Foreign Language Film’

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