No, RRR team did not get free tickets at Oscar 2023; here’s how much SS Rajamouli paid for each seat

The only members of RRR The team eligible for free tickets to the 2023 Oscars ceremony are composer MM Keeravani and lyricist Chandra Bose, who have been nominated for the awards ceremony. The rest of the crew, including filmmaker SS Rajamouli, actors Ram Charan and Jr NTR, and their families, had to buy tickets to watch the event live. Rajamouli is said to have purchased tickets for themselves, the team and their family members to attend the Oscars ceremony.

A single ticket to Oscar 2023 costs $25,000 (approximately $20.6 lakhs), as reported by The Economic Times. Only awardees and their family members are eligible for free tickets, while others must pay for tickets to watch the event live.

The RRR The team was criticized for sitting in the last row of the hall during the event, with MM Keeravani and Chandra Bose sitting in front along with other Oscar nominees. Some fans were upset with the Academy Awards organizers for putting the team behind.

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SS Rajamouli was accompanied by his wife Rama, son SS Kartikeya and other family members. Ram Charan was accompanied by his wife Upasana Kamineni, while Jr NTR attended the event without his family.

Jr NTR and Ram Charan featured in the original video of the Oscar-winning song Naatu Naatu. Some were disappointed by the lack of representation in the performance as all the dancers performing with Kaala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj were not from India.

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Federal Minister of the Interior Amit Shah previously met Telugu film veteran Chiranjeevi and his son, RRR star Ram Charan, and congrats to them on winning the Oscar for the song Naatu Naatu.

Director SS Rajamouli’s foot-tapping song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 95th Academy Awards. Shah met the father-son duo here on Friday night on the sidelines of India Today Conclave 2023.

Later in a Twitter post, the interior minister said Telugu movie industry has significantly influenced the “culture & economy” of India.

“Interesting meeting @KChiruTweets and @AlwaysRamCharan- two legends of Indian cinema. The Telugu film industry has significantly influenced the culture and economy of India. Congratulations Ram Charan on winning the Oscar for the song Naatu-Naatu and the phenomenal success of ‘RRR’,” Shah tweeted along with photos from the meeting.

(With agency input)

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