What is the connection between the famous "Natu Natu" song in RRR and Ukrainian President Zelensky? The building in the background of this song is now the official residence of President Zelensky in Ukraine, the centre of world attention.
"Natu Natu" was shot in Ukraine in August 2021 as part of the final phase of the film RRR. This was a few months before the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Filming took place in front of the Mariinsky Palace (the Presidential Palace of Ukraine) in Kyiv. Chandra Bose penned the lyrics for the Telugu song composed by MM Keeravani, featuring Junior NTR and Ram Charan. Rahul Sipliganj and Kalabhairava perform.The lyrical version of the song was released on November 10, 2021.
In March of this year, South Indian film star Ramcharan made headlines in Ukraine. A video on Twitter showed a Ukrainian soldier referring to Ram Charan.
Rajamouli himself has confirmed this in an interview in Telugu during RRR promotions. This is what Rajamouli says in that interview. "The song was shot in Ukraine. It was in front of the president's palace. Parliament is also nearby. It was not difficult to get permission o shoot as the president of Ukraine was a former television star. "Before he became president, he played the role of the president in a serial," says Rajamouli.
RRR was one of the huge hits in India this year. The film garnered attention from all over the world as well.