The victory of Naatu Naatu by MM Keeravani and Chandrabose for Ram Charan and Jr NTR’s RRR in the ‘Best Original Song’ category at the 95th Academy Awards was a moment of great pride and historic significance for India. Best Documentary Short Film went to The Elephant Whisperers, directed by Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga, giving India a hat trick of victories. Everyone is overjoyed and sending their best wishes over social media. Videos of both teams accepting their trophies have been viewed millions of times online. In the minutes following the announcement of the winners, not even the celebrities could contain their excitement. Both films have received praise from a wide range of Bollywood stars, including Anushka Sharma, Hrithik Roshan, Varun Dhawan, Vicky Kaushal, and others.
Celebrities rejoice after RRR’s Naatu Naatu and The Elephant Whisperer’s historic Oscar wins
The internet has been buzzing since morning, and nobody can be blamed for that. It’s an occasion worthy of commemoration, indeed. Hrithik Roshan congratulated everyone involved with RRR’s and The Elephant Whisperer on Twitter. In his essay, he stated, “What an amazing, triumphant, and historic moment for an Indian film at #Oscars95! Best Documentary Short Film goes to “The Elephant Whispers, and Best Original Music goes to “Naatu Naatu, written and performed by Team RRR. Your efforts ought to be rewarded.”
Such a historic, proud & happy moment for Indian Cinema at #Oscars95 ! Many congratulations to the team of Best Documentary Short Film #TheElephantWhisperers & Team RRR for Best Original Song #NaatuNaatu !! More power to you all ♥️— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) March 13, 2023
In a letter, Sidharth Malhotra also sent his best wishes to both teams, saying, “What a fantastically important view to wake up to! The creative teams behind “Elephant Whispers” and “Naatu Naatu, which won Best Documentary Short Film and Best Original Music, respectively, at this year’s Academy Awards, deserve our warmest congratulations.”
A truly historic sight to wake up to! Congratulations to the teams of #ElephantWhisperers and #NaatuNaatu for grabbing the win at The Academy Awards for Best Documentary Short Film and Best Original Song respectively ♥️🏆— Sidharth Malhotra (@SidMalhotra) March 13, 2023
Rajinikanth also expressed his best wishes in a letter, saying, “To Shri Keeravani, Shri Rajamouli, and Shri Kartiki Gonsalves, my sincere and heartfelt congratulations on winning an Academy Award. I raise my hat to the valiant Indians.”
My hearty congratulations to Shri. Keeravani, Shri. Rajamouli and Shri. Kartiki Gonsalves for getting the prestigious Oscar Award. I salute to the proud Indians.— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) March 13, 2023
In an Instagram post, Anushka Sharma congratulated the cast and crew of RRR’s The Elephantand Whisperers: “Wow, what an instant! The @theelephantwhisperers crew has my heartfelt congratulations.” On RRR, she penned, “Wow, this is really something extraordinary. Congrats, “and I labeled the whole crew.