Lauren Gottlieb, NTR Jr, Ram Charan | Photo: Instagram, PTI
Mumbai: American actor-dancer Lauren Gottlieb is going to perform on the Oscar-nominated song 'Naatu Naatu' on the Academy stage on March 12.
Lauren, who was a former 'Big Boss' runner-up, shared the news on her Instagram account. Posing at the backdrop of Hollywood icon, Lauren wrote in the caption, "SPECIAL NEWS!!! I'm performing on 'Naatu Naatu' at the OSCARS!!!!!! I'm beyond excited to represent India on the most prestigious stage in the world. Wish me luck!!!"
Composer-singer Vishal Dadlani congratulated Lauren saying, "Whoa @laurengottlieb ! That's big!" Actor Karan Tacker wrote, "Woah!!! That's massive ! All the best!"
Singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava will perform the song on the Oscar stage.
The cross-cultural hit is nominated in the original song category alongside "This Is A Life" from "Everything Everywhere All at Once," "Applause" from "Tell It Like a Woman," and "Lift Me Up" from "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever," all of which are part of the scheduled performances for the 95th annual ceremony, Variety reported.
Before entering the Oscars, the song bagged awards on the global stage. In January, 'Naatu Naatu' won the Golden Globes in the 'Best Original Song' category. Five days later, 'RRR' bagged two more awards at the 28th edition of the Critics Choice Awards. One is for the best song and another is for 'best foreign language film.' Since then, 'RRR' and 'Naatu Naatu' are riding high on the global chart.
The song was also released in Hindi as 'Naacho Naacho', in Tamil as 'Naattu Koothu', in Kannada as 'Halli Naatu' and in Malayalam as 'Karinthol'. Its Hindi version was sung by Rahul Sipligunj and Vishal Mishra.
The hook steps, performed by Jr NTR and Ram Charan, went viral on social media and their energetic synchronisation made the song a treat to watch.