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“It Was More Than 80  Crores  For The RRR Oscars Campaign”




RRR director S.SRajamouli’s  son  Karthikeya  who helped  his father with the  VFX  of the mega-film , recently claimed  in a press interview that the  RRR team had spent only Rs 18 crores to campaign  for the Oscars.

 This is not only  an erroneous  figure,  it is  also preposterous.

A  well-informed  source  in Hyderabad tells me,  “Everyone  even remotely connected to  RRR knows they spent  at least  50 crores lobbying for  Oscars  for Rajamouli  for direction, Ramcharan and NTR JR for acting and Keeravani for the song Naatu Naatu. When Naatu naatu was the  only Oscar nominee, the team felt  a little  cheated and silly. So  they decided to scale down the  amount. But you can’t change 80 crores  to 18.  It  is  downright absurd.”

The source  says Karthikeya  did his own (fake)  maths  to save RRR from further  questioning on the Oscars  bill. Instead he  has  laid  the RRR team  open to a  litany of ridicule.

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