The list of lucky ones invited to join the Academy this year has been released and several Indians were on the list. However, one name was conspicuously missing: SS Rajamouli. This exclusion surprised many, especially considering that six other members of the RRR team were invited. Nevertheless, the director of Magadheera graciously tweeted about the invitation to join the Academy and congratulated those who were invited.
Jr NTR, Rajamouli’s long-time collaborator and protagonist in RRR, was among those who received an invitation. The actor expressed his pride and honor to be a member of the Academy.
Rajamouli responds after being rejected from Academy membership
The exclusion of SS Rajamouli from the list of Academy members has been discussed as a disapproval by the Academy. Despite this, the director chose to take the high road and congratulated those invited via tweet. He wrote: “Extremely proud that 6 members of our RRR team have been invited as members for The Academy Awards this year. Congratulations Tarak, Charan, Peddanna, Sabu sir, Senthil & Chandrabose garu. Also congratulations to the members of Indian Cinema who received the invitation this year.”
In addition to Rajamouli, six other members of the RRR team were invited this year. The invited members of the team include Ram Charan, Jr NTR, lyricist Chandrabose, music composer MM Keeravani, production designer Sabu Cyril and cinematographer KK Senthil Kumar.
Check out Rajamouli’s tweet here:
Jr thanked NTR for getting an Academy invite
Jr NTR, in an official statement, expressed its gratitude for receiving the Academy’s invitation. He said, “It is such a proud moment for all of us in the RRR family that Ram Charan, MM Keeravaani, Senthil Kumar, Chandrabose, Sabu Cyril and I have been invited as members for The Academy Awards 2024. I extend my sincere congratulations to all of them for this well-deserved honor. I thank The Academy for bestowing this honor upon us. I would also like to congratulate my colleagues from the Indian Film Brotherhood who have also received invitations from the Academy.”
The Academy has added more than 398 new members, including several Indian and international celebrities. While it is disappointing that Rajamouli was not invited, it is still great to see more and more Indians being recognized at an international level.
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