Baahubali fame Prabhas wished the man of the moment SS Rajamouli with a sweet message after Naatu Naatu was nominated in the Best Original Song category for the 95th Academy Awards.Taking to Instagram on Tuesday late night, Prabhas posted, " The greatest SS Rajamouli does it again! Congratulations to the legendary MM Keeraavani garu, Jr NTR, Ram Charan for the Oscar nomination for #NaatuNaatu !#RRRMovie."
On Tuesday, the Academy announced the nominations for this year. Naatu Naatu from SS Rajamouli's RRR will compete with the songs of Rihanna, and Lady Gaga in this category.
Earlier, Naatu Naatu bagged the Golden Globe for the category 'Best Original Song'. The song also won the Critics Choice Award in the same category.
The film also bagged the 'Best Foreign Language Film' at the Critics Choice Awards.
Expressing his gratitude, Rajamouli took to Twitter and posted a long note. "My peddanna got an Oscar nomination for his song in my film...I can't ask for more...I am currently doing Naatu Naatu more vigorously than Tarak and Charan...Chandra Bose garu.. Congratulations... Oscar stage meedha mana paata...thank you...Prem master, your contribution to the song is invaluable..my personal Oscar goes to you..Bhairava's BGM is what inspired me to go ahead with Naatu Naatu, after hesitating for a long time.Love you Bhairi babu..Super energetic vocals by Rahul and Bhairava enhanced the song.."
Prior to the RRR craze, it was Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali: The Conclusion that put the spotlight on Telugu director Rajamouli. Prabhas also gained his pan-India fame courtesy of this franchise.
After the Baahubali saga, Prabhas has not achieved much success with pan-India films like Saaho and Radhe Shyam. Prabhas will be next seen in Om Raut's Adipurush.