Naatu Naatu singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava, and choreographer Prem Rakshith, experienced another unforgettable moment at the Oscars backstage hours after winning for Best Original Song.
The three were ecstatic beyond words when they met Rihanna, who staged a performance of the Oscar-nominated song Lift Me Up from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever on Sunday.
Kaala Bhairava took to Instagram and shared the picture of them with Rihanna and wrote, “I was short of words when this happened. An artist I always looked up to, and admired deeply! My inspiration, The queen @badgalriri. Wanted to tell her how much I love ‘Stay’ and that I must’ve listened to it a million times, but yes I was short of words! This memory is going to ‘stay’ in my heart forever.”
He also shared a picture of him with Rihanna and wrote, “Guess I closed my eyes to capture that feeling and etch it in my heart forever!”
Meanwhile, Rahul who had a fanboy moment as he met the singer, took to Twitter and shared a picture with her and tweeted, “Wow! Met an most amazing lady with a very beautiful heart. Still in shock by seeing your humbleness @rihanna and how down to earth you are! Thank you so much for calling and appreciating for the performance and #oscarwinning. It’s an emotional moment for me!#mydreamcometrue.”
Wow! Met an most amazing lady with a very beautiful heartâÂÂÂÂ¤ï¸ÂÂÂÂ Still in shock by seeing your humbleness @rihanna and how down to earth you are! Thank you so much for calling and appreciating for the performance and #oscarwinning. It’s an emotional moment for me!#mydreamcometrue âÂÂÂÂ¤ï¸ÂÂÂÂ pic.twitter.com/4uTNNyhkgC
— Rahul Sipligunj (@Rahulsipligunj) March 13, 2023
At the Oscars, Naatu Naatu was performed live by the duo and received a standing ovation from the audience. The performance was introduced by Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone.
India created history as they won not one but two Oscar awards for RRR’s Naatu Naatu and Guneet Monga’s documentary film The Elephant Whisperers.
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