When Ram Charan and Jr. NTR's RRR's song Naatu Naatu won the Oscar for "Best Original Song" at the 95th Academy Awards on Monday morning, it was a proud and historic occasion for Indians. The Elephant Whisperers, a film by Kartiki Gonsalves and Guneet Monga, won the Best Documentary Short Film award, giving India its second significant victory. Many are struggling to maintain their composure as congratulatory comments flood social media. Online users are going crazy over the video of both teams accepting their prizes after they went viral on the web. Even celebrities were unable to restrain themselves soon after the awards were announced.
On this historic day at the 95th Academy Awards, Hrithik Roshan took to Twitter and congratulated the entire team of RRR and The Elephant Whisperers. He posted, "Such a historic, proud & happy moment for Indian Cinema at #Oscars95! Many congratulations to the team of Best Documentary Short Film #TheElephantWhisperers & Team RRR for Best Original Song #NaatuNaatu!! More power to you all."
Sidharth Malhotra too congratulated both the teams as he wrote, "A truly historic sight to wake up to! Congratulations to the teams of #ElephantWhisperers and #NaatuNaatu for grabbing the win at The Academy Awards for Best Documentary Short Film and Best Original Song respectively."
Rajinikanth also sent his good wishes as he posted, "My hearty congratulations to Shri. Keeravani, Shri. Rajamouli and Shri. Kartiki Gonsalves for getting the prestigious Oscar Award. I salute to the proud Indians."
Anushka Sharma congratulated The Elephant Whisperers team and wrote on her Instagram story, "What a moment! Heartiest congratulations team @theelephantwhisperers." For team RRR, she posted, "This is so special!! Congratulations" and tagged the entire team.
Celebrities like Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, Priyanka Chopra, Vicky Kaushal, Varun Dhawan, Ajay Devgn and others too congratulated the winners.