Filmmaker SS Rajamouli's RRR, starring Ram Charan and Jr NTR, bagged four big awards at the Hollywood Critics Association Awards that were held recently. While Rajamouli and Charan went on stage to collect the trophy, Jr NTR was missing from the award ceremony.
On Tuesday, 28 February, the Hollywood Critics Association (HCA) issued a statement clarifying that the actor had been invited. However, he had to skip the awards show due to an ongoing shooting project in India.
The official Twitter handle of HCA shared in their statement, "Dear RRR fans & supporters, we did invite N. T. Rama Rao Jr. to attend the #HCAFilmAwards but he is shooting a new film in India. He will be receiving his awards from us shortly. Thank you for all your love and support. Sincerely, The Hollywood Critics Association."
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At the Hollywood Critics Association, RRR won the trophies for Best International Film, Best Action Film, Best Stunts, and Best Original Song for its Oscar-nominated dance number 'Naatu Naatu'.
Besides the two leads, RRR also features Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn, Shriya Saran, and Alison Doddy in pivotal roles.
Set in the pre-independence era, RRR is based on the lives of two real-life Indian revolutionary heroes — Alluri Sitaram Raju and Komaram Bheem, who lived in the 1920s.
The epic action drama had its worldwide theatrical premiere on 24 March 2022. The sequel for the film is currently under development.