MM Keeravaani on bringing the Oscar home for Ramoji Rao: ‘I felt it had value when he got excited’

The groundbreaking song Naatu Naatu from the film RRR directed by SS Rajamouli made history by winning an Oscar for Best Original Song, making it the first Indian film song to achieve such an honor. The talented duo of music composer MM Keeravaani and lyricist Chandrabose were celebrated at a special event in Hyderabad after bringing home the prestigious Academy Award.

During the event, Keeravaani shared that it was Ramoji Rao who instilled in him the determination to win the award. He mentioned that his wife always admired Ramoji Rao and once even mentioned that one should live like him for a day. Initially, Keeravaani was not overly enthusiastic about the Oscar nomination, but when Ramoji Rao expressed his desire for him to bring the award home, Keeravaani felt the weight of the responsibility. He realized the true value of the award when he saw how excited Ramoji was about it. The nervous moments leading up to the announcement of the award were not for himself, but for making Ramoji proud.

The news of Ramoji Rao’s passing brought a wave of nostalgia among fans, who took to social media platforms to share old videos where Keeravaani expressed winning the Oscar for the legendary producer. Fans also reminisced about Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan sharing touching anecdotes about Ramoji at an event for Etv, highlighting his aspirations of setting up a spiritual city alongside his renowned Ramoji Film City. Both actors praised Ramoji for being a source of inspiration in the film industry.

Ramoji Rao, a renowned film producer, media mogul, and entrepreneur, passed away on June 8 at the age of 87 in Hyderabad after battling illness for a few years. His final rites will be held at Ramoji Film City with full state honors, marking the end of an era in the Indian film industry. Ramoji’s legacy will continue to inspire generations to come.

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