Ram Charan is continuing his interviews in the run-up to the Sunday’s Oscars Event. Ash Crossan, the host at Entertainment Tonight, has interviewed Ram Charan, now. The Mega Power Star talked about the glorious fame that ‘Naatu Naatu’ has achieved. Ram Charan also spoke about what working with SS Rajamouli means to him.
As the interview proceeded, Ram Charan also revealed the names of the individuals he would like to bump into at the Oscars event. He also named two of his favourite globally-renowned filmmakers. Excerpts from Ram Charan Interview with Ash Crossan are here.
Ram Charan said that he feels ‘Naatu Naatu’ is no more just their song. He said, “It is no more just RRR’s song. It is everyone’s song. It is a people’s song. People belonging to different age groups and cultures have embraced it even though they don’t understand its lyrics. The beat is so thumping and foot-tapping. From Japan to the US, everyone is in love with the song. I am just observing it all like a third person. It’s surreal.” Ram Charan said he can’t ask for anything more.
Ram Charan revealed that he and Jr. NTR rehearsed in Ukraine in front of the President’s palace for seven days. He continued to say, “The President himself was an actor and therefore he agreed to our request. One hundred and fifty dancers were present on set. And an amazing crew of 200 was present too. And the whole song shoot took 17 days to be completed. It took umpteen retakes and I lost 4 kilos.” Ram Charan joked that his legs still wobble when he thinks about it.
Ram Charan describing about director SS Rajamouli, stated that he was very, very meticulous about what he wanted from them. He said, “My director was particular about synchrony and frame-by-frame perfection. Looking back, all that torture that he put us through is worth it (laughs). When I am working with Rajamouli, I can afford to switch off my brain. He is so good at what he does.” Ram Charan said that he can’t imagine what goes on in SS Rajamouli’s mind.
Ram Charan revealed that he is so nervous and so excited ahead of the Oscars. He said, “I don’t know if I will be there as an actor or as a fanboy. I am excited to come across everybody whom I grew up watching. I grew up watching Cate Blanchett and Tom Cruise. Tom is incredible. If I ever get to work with him, it will be great.” Ram Charan stated that he is so inspiring to him.
Ram Charan said that composer MM Keeravani deserves the Oscar. He said, “It’s long overdue that he gets an Oscar. After having been in the game for 27 years. We are here as a family and a support system for him.”
Ram Charan continued to say that they have got enough from people in terms of love and appreciation for RRR’s artistic merit. He said, “Everything that we are getting now is extra! We are just living in the moment. It’s just overwhelming that Hollywood, the Mecca of cinema, has been so warm towards us. Good cinema doesn’t have a language. ‘RRR’ is an example of that.” Ram Charan revealed that he is happy that his director and ‘RRR’ are part of such a movement.
Ram Charan revealed that he wants to be part of every franchise that is loved by the audience in different cultures. He said, “Cinema is becoming global. It’s blurring boundaries and I feel so fortunate to be part of the film industry at a time when this globalization is happening.”
Ram Charan said that there are a lot of directors he wants to work with. He said, “JJ Abrams is one of them. Quentin Tarantino is another of my favorites. His war film ‘Inglourious Basterds’ is one of my all-time favourites. He has been a big influence.” Ram Charan conlcuded by saying that these directors challenge their actors.
You can watch complete interview of Ram Charan with ET, here.
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