What? Jr NTR Could Be Oscar Contender, Deets Here


New Delhi: RRR was one of the biggest grossers of the year so far. Now Jr NTR could be a possible Oscar contender according to Variety magazine. Yes, the magazine has included Jr NTR (Unranked-Alphabétique) in the “Best Actor” category, in its list of Oscar predictions. Variety has also included RRR in its possible Oscar prediction list of “All Contenders” in the “Best Picture” category.

RRR also features Ram Charan along with Jr NTR. The film revolves around the story of two revolutionaries of the pre-independence era, who fought against the British rulers. Their causes were different, but the intention was the same: to discard British slavery.

The film also featured Ajay Devgn and Alia Bhatt in supporting roles. RRR saw Samuthirakani, Alison Doody, Ray Stevenson, Olivia Morris and Shriya Saran in supporting roles. The film was directed by SS Rajamouli.

Interestingly, during an interaction session with the Russo Brothers and the Baahubali director, the latter was quoted as saying that he was surprised by the reception of RRR in the West.

He also said, “A good story is a good story for everyone, but I didn’t think I could make movies for the Western sensibility. I never believed it. So when it came out on Netflix and people started to see it, and word of mouth started to spread, when critics started giving good reviews, yes, I was very surprised.”

Released on March 25 this year, RRR managed to receive an overwhelming response from the audience right from its opening day.

Recently, even Janhvi Kapoor praised Jr NTR and said, “…A chance to work with NTR (Jr NTR) sir would mean a lot to me. He is a legend but unfortunately the offer It hasn’t hit me yet. I’m waiting and hoping for the best.”

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