Will host a big party if Rajamouli directs a Marvel movie, says Ram Charan ahead of 95th Academy Awards function

The actor also said that he wanted to be in 'every film, in every country, where people appreciate cinema' and that cinema is global now.

ByPTI

Published Mar 10, 2023 | 2:33 PM Updated Mar 10, 2023 | 2:34 PM

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The RRR team will “host a big party” if SS Rajamouli ever directs a Marvel Studios film, actor Ram Charan said in the US.

Ahead of the 95th Academy Awards, Charan is currently in the US to promote the period epic action movie RRR. , The film’s Telugu track Naatu Naatu has been nominated in the Original Song category.

The actor, who features in the global blockbuster alongside Jr NTR, took to Instagram on Friday, 10 March, to share snippets of his interview with the website, Entertainment Tonight.

Related: Singers from India, dancers from LA for ‘Naatu Naatu’ Oscar show

‘Hope it happens’

When the interviewer quizzed him about the vision that can be “brought together” if Rajamouli directs a Marvel film, Charan said: “Wow. We are going to host you a big party if that happens. She is one of the first people to say this and fingers crossed, I really hope that happens. It is for my director.”

Asked if he would like to feature in the Marvel or Star Wars franchise, the actor said he wanted to be in “every film, in every country where people appreciate cinema”.

“I want to be in every franchise where people are watching it and buying the tickets. I want to be in every film, in every country where people appreciate art in films and cinema basically. Cinema is becoming the global cinema. It’s no more Holywood, Bollywood. It’s burning all the woods and becoming a global cinema. And I am so fortunate to be a part of that.”

 

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RRR follows a pre-Independence fictional story woven around two real-life Indian revolutionaries — Alluri Sitarama Raju (Charan) and Komaram Bheem (Jr NTR) — in the 1920s.

The film also features Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, and Shriya Saran in key roles. It is the first Indian film in over two decades to be nominated for the Academy Awards.

‘Naatu Naatu’ has already scooped up a Golden Globe win — the first Indian song to do so.

Charan is in the US along with Rajamouli, composer MM Keeravani and co-star Jr NTR.

In another interview, the actor opened up about his father, cinema icon Chiranjeevi’s reaction to the Oscar nomination for the film.

“It is emotional for all of us. It is emotional for my dad who is waiting there. Before taking my flight, he was so sentimental that I was coming here. He has been working for the past 42 years and done 142 films but he has been to the Oscars only once, in the 80s, and that too for an appearance, and that also he felt was a huge achievement.”

“But today we have been nominated and on the list and now waiting,” he said during an appearance on the podcast, Talk Easy.

At the upcoming Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles on 12 March, Naatu Naatu singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava are set to perform the song.

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