With history repeating itself, Oscars has once again gained controversy. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the Oscar 2023 on Monday but ended up enraging Tollywood and RRR fans when he called SS Rajamouli’s film, a Bollywood movie in his opening monologue.
While the fans were overjoyed to see the movie recognised at the 95th Academy Awards, they were also taken aback when Kimmel referred to it as a Bollywood film. “RRR is South Indian cinema, a Telugu film, Tollywood. Not Bollywood, as some Oscars ppl might be saying,” a social media user tweeted.
“Not at all a “Bollywood” song. It’s an insult to call Naatu Naatu a Bollywood song. It’s a TELUGU song,” another one wrote on Twitter. “Not even 15 minutes in and jimmy kimmel called RRR bollywood ugh,” a netizen wrote.
‘RRR’, which was released in March 2022, made Indians proud as the film’s song ‘Naatu Naatu’ bagged Best Original Song award at the 95th Academy Awards on Monday. The song’s music is composed by MM Keeravaani, while its lyrics are written by Chandrabose.