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Priyanka Chopra Calls Indian Documentaries’ And Naatu Naatu’s Oscar Nomination “Well-Deserved”

January 25, 2023 | by Sakshi Singh

As the 95th Academy Awards draw near, one film is gaining the attention of audiences and critics alike – RRR. Directed by S.S. Rajamouli, RRR starring Jr NTR, Ram Charan and Alia Bhatt has earned positive reviews. More so, with the song ‘Naatu Naatu’ bagging an Oscar nomination in the Best Original Song category. The Indian documentaries All That Breathes and The Elephant Whisperers have also received Oscar nominations which is a moment of pride for us all. And Bollywood turned Hollywood queen, Priyanka Chopra took this opportunity to congratulate Indian filmmakers as well as Team RRR for taking Indian art global. 

Sharing her excitement on her Instagram stories Priyanka Chopra said that she is proud of Indian films that bagged nominations at the 95th Academy Awards. She took the opportunity to congratulate the filmmakers and actors. PeeCee called the nominations a testament to the talent and hard work of the Indian film industry while adding that it is a proud moment for her to see Indian cinema receiving recognition on the global stage.

Priyanka Chopra congratulated Team RRR for the nomination of ‘Naatu Naatu’ as well as the cast and crew of All That Breaths and The Elephant Whisperers

Also read : Oscars 2023: ‘Naatu Naatu’ From ‘RRR’ Nominated For Best Original Song. Will We See It On Stage?

The actress also congratulated Michelle Yeoh for her first-ever Oscar nomination, while giving a shoutout to Ana De Armas for her remarkable portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in the movie Blonde. She gave a special mention to Angela Basset for delivering an unforgettable performance with her iconic Wakanda Forever scene. Last but not least, Priyanka Chopra also hailed Michelle Yeoh starrer Everything Everywhere All At Once for bagging 11 Oscar nominations. 

Apart from RRR, Shaunak Sen’s masterpiece, All That Breathes has been nominated in the Best Documentary category. This Indian documentary revolves around siblings Mohammad Saud and Nadeem Shehzad as they care for injured birds amidst a transforming city. This film is competing against All The Beauty And The Bloodshed, Fire Of Love, A House Made Of Splinters and Navalny.

 

Also read : Oscars: Michelle Yeoh Bags Maiden Oscar Nomination, First Asian Best Actress Nominee!

Kartiki Gonsalves’ documentary, The Elephant Whisperers, about a South Indian couple that adopts an orphaned elephant calf has been nominated for Best Documentary Short Film. The film is up against Stranger At The Gate, Haulout, The Martha Mitchell Effect and How Do You Measure A Year?.

FYI, The Last Show, or the Chhello Show, was India’s official selection for the Oscars’ Best International Feature Film category but did not qualify. This Gujarati movie was directed by the renowned filmmaker, Pan Nalin. It was an enthralling motion picture that captivated audiences with its unique charm, and it was a delightful representation of India’s culture.  

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