Oscars 2023: Twitterati react after host Jimmy Kimmel calls RRR 'Bollywood film'
Los Angeles: Twitterati fumed after host Jimmy Kimmel called RRR a 'Bollywood film' during a monologue at the 95th Academy Awards here on Sunday.
Jimmy called the SS Rajamouli directorial Telugu language film a "Bollywood film" in the opening monologue.
RRR is South Indian cinema, a Telagu film, Tollywood. Not Bollywood, as some Oscars ppl might be saying!— Preeti Chhibber (@runwithskizzers) March 12, 2023
Dear #Oscars95 Team, #RRR is not a #Bollywood movie. Please note. 🙈— Shiva’Marvel’Nandy (@shivanandysky) March 13, 2023
Ooh... #Oscars just love controversies and conflicts. Referring to #RRR as a Bollywood film even after hearing that the creators are promoting it as an Indian film for months.— उज्जल | UJJAL (@beujjal) March 13, 2023
India shines at Oscars 2023
In a proud moment for India at the Oscars 2023, the massively popular Naatu Naatu song from Telugu language film RRR and Tamil short documentary film The Elephant Whisperers won the 95th Academy Awards in two different categories.
The Elephant Whisperers was the first honour for India on Sunday evening as it won in the Best Documentary Short Subject category.
Later, Naatu Naatu surpassed other nominations to win in the Best Original Song category.
The Oscars was awarded to composer MM Keeravaani and lyricist Chandrabose.