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Oscars 2023: Lauren Gottlieb Set To Dance To RRR Song Naatu Naatu, Says ‘Odds Of Winning Are Huge…’

Last Updated: March 12, 2023, 10:24 IST

Naatu Naatu is the first Indian song to be nominated for the Oscars.

Lauren Gottlieb, in her recent interview, talked about the odds of RRR song Naatu Naatu winning Oscar, as she is ready to deliver a power pack performance on the Jr NTR, Ram Charan song.

It’s a proud moment for the American actor-dance Lauren Gottlieb as she is all set to represent India at the Oscars with her powerful performance on the RRR song Naatu Naatu. As fans would know, the Ram Charan, Jr NTR song American actor-dancer Lauren Gottlieb will dance to the popular Telugu song at Oscars 2023 on March 12 (March 13 in India)has been nominated for Best Original Song at the 95th Academy Awards. In her recent interview, Lauren recalled the time when she first watched RRR and also talked about the odds of the song winning an Oscar.

While speaking about the chances of Naatu Naatu winning an Oscar, Lauren told ETimes, “The first time I watched the film was last year at my aunt’s house in India. We both started dancing like crazy. So, when I got the call for the Oscars, I called her up and asked her if she remembered how we danced to the song in her house and then broke the news to her that I was performing to this song on the biggest stage in the world. I think the odds of Naatu Naatu winning are huge. I will dance like crazy backstage if they win!”

Sharing what went down before and after she announced her Oscars performance, Lauren told ETimes, “I was on hold for five days. The creatives kept changing, so they weren’t able to officially confirm. I was in Paris when I got the final confirmation and the next thing I did was rush to LA and buy a few weeks of rehearsal clothes (laughs). Napoleon and Tabitha D’umo, who are choreographing the song for the big night, are my friends. Before I began my career in India, I was assisting them on big stage shows in Hollywood. They reached out to me with this offer. Today, when I was in the middle of rehearsals, I got emotional thinking about how much representing India at the Oscars means to me. I feel so proud and I just hope everyone feels the same when they see it.”

Previously, Lauren, who has worked in films such as ABCD: Any Body Can Dance (2013), had shared the ‘special news’ of her upcoming Oscars performance on Friday via an Instagram post. By posting photos of herself posing with Los Angeles’ iconic Hollywood Sign in the background, Lauren wrote in her caption, “SPECIAL NEWS!!! I’m performing on Naatu Naatu at the OSCARS!!!!!! I’m beyond excited to represent India on the most prestigious stage in the world. Wish me luck!!!”

Meanwhile, Naatu Naatu from SS Rajamouli’s RRR has been nominated for the Best Original Song award at Oscars 2023. Naatu Naatu is the first Indian song to be nominated for the Oscars.

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