American publication 'USA Today' has shortlisted Tollywood star and 'RRR' lead actor Jr NTR as one of the frontrunners for the Best Actor Award at Oscar 2023. The official nominations for this years Academy Awards will be announced on January 24. Jr NTR has been in the global limelight after SS Rajamouli's RRR has won the Golden Globe and Critics Choice awards for 'Naatu Naatu' in the Best Original Song category.
RRR is a fictional story based on the lives of two Telugu freedom fighters, Alluri Seetharama Raju and Komaram Bheem. Ram Charan and Jr NTR played lead roles, respectively. The film collected over Rs 1200 crore worldwide. Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn and Shriya Saran also starred in the film.
The official Oscar nominations will be announced January 24, 2023 with the ceremony on March 12, 2023 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
On the work front, NTR Jr will begin shooting for his upcoming 30th and as-yet-untitled film, now only known as NTR30, directed by Koratala Siva of 'Janatha Garage' fame. The film will hit the cinemas on April 5, 2024. The actor also has NTR31 on the cards which will be helmed by 'KGF' director Prashanth Neel....