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Amitabh Bachchan cheers as India wins two Oscars for RRR’s Naatu Naatu and The Elephant Whisperers

Amitabh Bachchan is elated as India won two Oscars at the 95th Academy Awards on Monday.

The actor took to Twitter and tweeted, “T 4585 – WE WIN ! WE WIN TWO ! WE WIN FOR COUNTRY AND PEOPLE ! WE WIN !! India has hoisted its flag in the west! OSCAR 95.”

He also posted a lengthy note, expressing his thoughts regarding the win on his official blog. He wrote, “We won .. a recognition long overdue .. accepting the reward in the eyes of the beholder .. he that Maketh ; Delivereth .. and deliver he did .. eventually .. But are we so conscious of the attention .. yes we are not considered .. but we do get .. and deservedly so ..”

“But an attention ruled and governed by an alien nation …. they that receive make us proud .. we are no less .. never less than any other…And in the recent time, we or rather I discover, that the attention being drawn to them that perpetuated the Colonial system of rule, are being talked debated and given to public consideration for its adequacy and merit ..Let us see .. a long way to go .. but I do believe a small section of society does and has believed in all that is being expounded within and without ..,” he added.

At the Oscars, India won two awards for RRR’s Naatu Naatu which was nominated for Best Original Song and The Elephant Whisperers for Best Documentary Short Film.

Naatu Naatu won against 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 a Life from Everything Everywhere All At Once. The song is composed by MM Keervani and written by Chandrabose who accepted the award on behalf of the team. Also, the song was performed live by singer Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava and received a standing ovation from the audience which also included film’s director SS Rajamouli and stars Jr NTR and Ram Charan.

The Elephant Whisperers is directed by Kartiki Gonsalves and producer Guneet Monga who accepted the award. This film tells the story of an indigenous couple who take care of Raghu, an orphaned elephant. The couple’s journey is captured in the short film as they strive tirelessly to ensure Raghu’s rehabilitation and survival.

See Also: Oscars 2023: Shah Rukh Khan reacts to RRR and The Elephant Whisperers’ historic wins

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