The Oscars 2023 ceremony was
a highly anticipated event for movie lovers around the world. The awards show
featured several spectacular performances, including one that was supposed to
be by NTR and Ram Charan, two of the biggest stars in Indian cinema. However,
it was later revealed that the actors refused to perform their hit song
“Naatu Naatu” at the event. In this article, we will discuss the
reasons behind their decision and the reaction of fans and critics.
Who are NTR and Ram Charan?
Taraka Rama Rao Jr., popularly known as NTR, is one of the most popular actors
in Telugu cinema. He has appeared in over 30 films and has won several awards
for his performances. Ram Charan is another popular Telugu actor, known for his
roles in films such as “Magadheera” and “Rangasthalam”. The
two actors are also close friends and have worked together in several films.
The Song “Naatu Naatu”:
“Naatu Naatu” is a popular song from the Telugu film “RRR”,
which stars both NTR and Ram Charan in leading roles. The song has become a
huge hit among fans and has over 100 million views on YouTube. The song’s
catchy beats and energetic dance moves have made it a fan favorite.
The Invitation to the Oscars: In late 2022,
it was announced that NTR and Ram Charan had received an invitation to perform
“Naatu Naatu” at the Oscars 2023 ceremony. The news was met with
excitement from fans, who were thrilled to see their favorite actors perform on
an international stage.
The Refusal to Perform: However, just a few
days before the ceremony, it was reported that NTR and Ram Charan had refused
to perform “Naatu Naatu” at the Oscars. The reasons behind their
decision were not immediately clear, but rumors began to circulate.
One of the main rumors was that the actors
were not happy with the remuneration offered to them for the performance.
Another rumor suggested that they were not satisfied with the time slot
allotted to them and felt that it did not do justice to their talent and
Reaction from Fans and Critics: The news of
NTR and Ram Charan’s refusal to perform at the Oscars was met with mixed
reactions from fans and critics. While some fans were disappointed, others
supported the actors’ decision and felt that they had made the right choice.
Critics were also divided on the issue.
Some felt that the actors had missed a great opportunity to showcase Telugu
cinema to an international audience. Others felt that the actors had every
right to refuse the performance if they were not satisfied with the terms.
Response from the Oscars: Following the
news of NTR and Ram Charan’s refusal to perform, the organizers of the Oscars
released a statement expressing their disappointment. They stated that they had
hoped to showcase the diversity of global cinema at the event and were
disappointed that the actors had declined the invitation.
The organizers also clarified that they had
made every effort to accommodate the actors’ requirements and that they had
been willing to work with them to ensure a successful performance.
Conclusion: The decision by NTR and Ram Charan to refuse the performance of
“Naatu Naatu” at the Oscars 2023 ceremony has sparked a lot of
discussion among fans and critics. While some feel that the actors missed a
great opportunity to showcase Telugu cinema to an international audience,
others support their decision to refuse the performance if they were not
satisfied with the terms.
end, the decision by NTR and Ram Charan highlights the challenges of bringing
global cinema to a mainstream audience. While the Oscars is one of the most
prestigious awards shows in the world, it can be difficult for
Despite the disappointment of some fans and
the organizers of the Oscars, it is important to remember that NTR and Ram
Charan are two of the most talented and successful actors in Telugu cinema.
Their refusal to perform at the Oscars may be seen as a missed opportunity by
some, but it also reflects their commitment to maintaining their artistic
integrity and their willingness to stand up for themselves in the face of
In the end, it is up to each individual to
decide whether NTR and Ram Charan made the right decision. However, it is clear
that their refusal to perform at the Oscars has sparked a conversation about
the challenges and opportunities of bringing global cinema to a mainstream
audience, and that this conversation is one that is worth having.