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The NTR-Ramcharan Equation Has Now Gone West




The war of supremacy over RRR between NTR Jr and  Ramcharan  has  now gone West.In more ways than one. The  game of one-upmanship between  the two superstars  is now out in the open, what with NTR refraining from attending the  Hollywood Critics association awards.The excuse was the death of dear colleague from the Telugu film industry.

However  well-informed  sources  in the Telugu  film industry  have another  story to tell. “Even before  the bereavement , NTR had decided to not attend  any more  awards events in the US before the Oscars.”

The  battle for  attention for their performances in RRR  started when the  film was released and Ramcharan got  far more attention and appreciation  in the Hindi belt. This preferential  response miffed  NTR. He blamed Rajamouli for this lopsided  onscreen  equation. Rajamouli tried  to set the  imbalance right  by promoting NTR  Jr as  a potential best-actor  nominee  at the Oscars in the US.

If sources are  to be believed, astronomical  resources were  spent in this campaign to  project NTR Jr as  the face  of  RRR. However nothing came of it. The film has got itself only one  Oscar nomination for the song Naatu naatu.

In the meanwhile Ramcharan has begun his own self-promotional campaign in the US.

One wonders where that leaves the Ramcharan-NTR friendship

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