Man of Masses NTR Jr. said in a recent interview that he will carry his country India in his heart when he walks the Oscar red carpet. He not only just did that but also symbolized the love for his country by what he wore on Monday morning at the red carpet of 95th Academy Awards. A black velvet custom-made bandhgala with gold metallic embroidery by Indian fashion designer Gaurav Gupta.
The delicate gold embroidery on the black velvet traditional bandhgala drew parallels to the national animal of India - The Tiger. It also is an ode to the iconic interval scene from RRR. And so befitting is this symbolic attire for The Young Tiger, a moniker popularly used for NTR Jr.
The outfit was custom made for the Global Icon keeping his sentiments in mind. The bandhgala was paired with Brue & Bareskin leather shoes and a Vacheron Constantin watch.
Designed to integrate Indian culture and the personality of the ‘Young Tiger’, the black velvet suit was a perfect combination of both. Speaking further about the tailored piece designer Gaurav Gupta said, “My idea behind creating this exquisite custom-made design for Mr. NTR Jr has been a combination of multiple elements.
It is such a big moment for us to have Indian cinema being represented at probably the world’s largest platform - the Oscars. Thus it was important for me to have the outfit have an element of NTR's persona while also representing being a true global Indian. And it all fits together beautifully with the antique Tiger embroidery on the black velvet bandhgala. The ‘Tiger’ is an homage to India as it is our national animal along with a representation of NTR Jr who is also popularly known as ‘The Young Tiger’ and of course to RRR.”
The entire look together was deeply rooted in the Indian culture with a sweet homage to his character Komaram Bheem just like NTR had earlier promised.
Man of Masses NTR Jr. on Naatu Naatu winning the Oscar Award: "I cannot find the words to express my elation right now. This is not just a win for RRR but for India as a country. I believe this is just the beginning. Showing us how far Indian cinema can go. Congratulations to Keeravaani garu and Chandrabose garu. Of course none of this would have been possible without a master storyteller called Rajamouli and the audiences who showered us with all the love. I would also like to congratulate the team of ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ on their win today bringing another Oscar to India."
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Global Star Ram Charan on Naatu Naatu winning Oscar award: "Congratulations to everyone on the ‘RRR’ team including our director S.S. Rajamouli, the composer and lyricist of ‘Naatu Naatu’, M.M. Keeravaani and Chandrabose the vocalists who sang it, Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava, our choreographer Prem Rakshith, and the cast who brought this song to life, and to the world. ‘Naatu Naatu’ has become a global phenomenon and proof that a great story, as well a great song can transcend language and borders. This song is no longer our song. ‘Naatu Naatu’ belongs to the public and the people of every age and culture who have embraced it. I would also like to congratulate Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga for their big win for The Elephant Whisperers. It's a great moment for India today!"