‘RRR’ stars Jr NTR, Ram Charan break silence on 3-decade-long family rivalry | Regional Indian Cinema

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“It’s simple physics, opposite poles attract,” said Jr NTR


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Ram Charan and Jr NTR have been making headlines for their film ‘RRR’ and their onscreen bromance, but not many people know about their real-life family rivalry. 

The ‘RRR’ stars, who are close friends in real life, recently spoke about the three-decade-long rivalry between their families in an interview with an international media outlet. 

Jr NTR and Ram Charan both come from legacy families. Jr NTR is carrying forward the legacy of his father, NT Rama Rao, who is a famous veteran actor-turned-politician. Whereas, Ram Charan is the son of the Telugu superstar Chiranjeevi.

Fans of the blockbuster film were surprised to see the amazing on-screen friendship between the two stars as the rivalry between their families is not a secret.

Speaking to LA Times, Ram Charan mentioned that he and Jr NTR were tired of the rivalry news and just wanted to be friends.

“The whole concept of having a rivalry brought us together. The only path we could take was friendship because we were bored of [the] news of rivalry for more than three decades,” Ram Charan told the American publication. 

Jr NTR, who’s fondly addressed as Tarak, spoke about his camaraderie with Charan saying “It’s simple physics, opposite poles attract. Charan gets attracted to what he doesn’t have in him. And I get attracted to what I don’t attain in myself, so we look up to each other. It’s a support system. We complement each other, and we can share a few secrets that will never get out.”

‘RRR’ wins big at Critics Choice Award

SS Rajamouli’s ‘RRR’ won big at the 28th Critics Choice Awards for Best song for ‘Naatu Naatu’ and director SS Rajamouli bagged ‘Best Foreign Film’. The film was nominated in five categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Song for ‘Naatu Naatu’ and Best Visual Effects. 

‘RRR’ awaiting Oscar nominations

‘RRR’, which was released globally in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam, submitted itself for consideration in various Oscars categories. The film is now eyeing Oscar nominations, which will be announced on January 24. The fast-paced song ‘Naatu Naatu’, which features the film’s co-leads Ram Charan and Jr NTR, was recently shortlisted for the Oscars in the Best Original Song category.

The film has also been nominated for the ‘Film Not In English Language’ category at BAFTA Film Awards 2023.

‘Naatu Naatu’, the upbeat song from SS Rajamouli’s blockbuster film ‘RRR’, won the award for the ‘best original song-motion picture’ at Golden Globes 2023 in Los Angeles on January 10. The song beat the likes of Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Lady Gaga to win the prestigious award.

It is the first time that an Indian and Asian production has won a Golden Globe. 

‘RRR’ was also nominated for another Golden Globe category of ‘Best Picture-Non English’, an award it lost to ‘Argentina, 1985’.

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