‘Doesn’t matter south or north, they are Indians’: Jaya Bachchan on ‘Naatu Naatu’ oscar win

'Doesn't matter south or north, they are Indians': Jaya Bachchan on ‘Naatu Naatu’ oscar win

There has been a row over the ‘Naatu Naatu’ oscar win. Indians are indeed proud of the historic oscar win of the RRR song ‘Naatu Naatu’. But most people and political leaders are arguing over the regional ground of the RRR movie. On Tuesday, the parliament debated on whether RRR should be labelled as a Telegu film/south Indian film or an Indian film. Should this iconic oscar win be called a Telugu film win or an Indian film win?

Remarking on this matter, Jaya Bachchan member of the rajya sabha said; “I am so happy and I am so glad that we are discussing the most important ambassadors of this country. And they are the film folks. It doesn’t matter where they are from – north, east, south or west – they are Indians… I stand here with pride and with dignity for our film fraternity, who have represented this country number of times, and have won a number of awards starting from Satyajit Ray onwards.”

“I also want to contribute and say I know Mr SS Rajamouli very well… The writer (KV Vijayendra Prasad), is not just the scriptwriter, he is also the story writer as well, and he is a member of this House (Rajya Sabha). And it is a great honour. There have been many, many such people from the creative world, who have been nominated here in this House earlier and today as well,” Jaya further said.

Adding further she said, “Main kehna chahti hoon ki yeh shuruyat hai, aur main Bharat ki janta ko dhanyawad dena chahti hoon jinke khatir videsh ke log aaj humari janta ko recognise kar rahe hai (This is just the beginning and I would like to congratulate the Indian population, because of whom people in the West are recognising great work by Indian filmmakers). The market of cinema is here, it is not in America.”

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