Rajamouli winning New York Film Critics award prelude to Oscar?text_fields
Hyderabad: After the celebrated Indian film director SS Rajamouli was honoured with the best director award by New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC), talks are in motion that it could be a prelude for him in winning the Oscar award as well, IANS reported.
Rajamouli's 'RRR' has been submitted in various categories for the Academy Awards next year.
Meanwhile, praises and comments are being poured in for Rajamouli on winning the NYFCC award, and many hope that he will make history by winning the prestigious Oscar too.
Junior NTR, who played one of the two main characters in 'RRR' took to Twitter to congratulate 'Jakkanna', as Rajamouli is fondly called in film circles.
Junior NTR, who played one of the central roles in 'RRR', took to Twitter and wrote, "This is just the beginning of your journey to worldwide glory. It's time for the world to know what I knew about you all along."
Rajamouli replied to the actor by correcting him that it is "our journey", complimenting Junior NTR.
Actor Ram Charan, who played a lead role along with Junior NTR, got honoured with the True Legend award.
"I don't care, I get it, or anybody gets it. I truly wish Rajamouli gets it. He deserves it," Ram Charan said when asked if he would get an Oscar for the movie.
"Words can't do justice to describe how happy and proud we are," the RRR movie team tweeted, congratulating the director.
Congratulating Rajamouli for bagging the NYFCC award, actor Adivi Sesh described him as the pride of India. "Someone told me 16 out of the last 22 times, the winner went on to win Best Director at the Oscars. What a man. What a journey. He truly is the Pride of our Nation."
Set in the 1920s, 'RRR' is a fictitious story based on two revolutionaries who fought against British rule - Alluri Seetharamaraju and Komaram Bheem, played by Rama Charan and Junior NTR, respectively.
The film was released across the globe in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam simultaneously early this year. The film received huge responses in several countries, including the US and Japan.