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Junior NTR says Japan showed more love for RRR than India: ‘I was in Japan, seeing people crying…’

Entertainment NewsJunior NTR says Japan showed more love for RRR than India: 'I was in Japan, seeing people crying...'

RRR won big at the Golden Globes by collecting an award in the Best Original Song category for ‘Nato Nato’. Now fresh off a major win at the Golden Globes, Junior NTR Appeared in an interview where he spoke in detail about the worldwide success of the film and how great the whole journey has been. Jr. NTR also shared that he felt that Japan loved RRR more than India. (Also read this: Jr NTR’s ‘American accent’ inspires hilarious reaction on Golden Globes red carpet: ‘Unleashing your inner Anil Kapoor’)

In an interview with Golderby, when the actor was asked about the film’s worldwide attention, he said: “I was there in Japan, watching people cry… and I think That they have expressed their love for RRR as an audience, we thought maybe the West is talking about it on social media… We thought you know our Indian crowd is back there, Maybe somebody’s friend went to see a movie… maybe it was just one or two people, but no, it wasn’t one or two, it didn’t stop, it started growing, growing and multiplying and then we were like , you know, I think it’s real.”

The actor was talking about RRR’s record-breaking numbers in Japan, where SS Rajamouli’s film was the biggest release for any Indian film, scoring ¥35 million in its opening weekend. At the Japanese box office, the film grossed approximately ¥403 million to become the highest-grossing Indian film, surpassing the Rajinikanth-starrer Muthu. On the 80th Golden Globes red carpet, Jr. NTR also expressed how great the whole journey has been. The actor’s tone during an interview got a lot of attention on social media.

Last October, the film was screened at the TCL Chinese Theater and received an overwhelming response from the audience. A Deadline report confirmed that the theater’s 932 seats were sold out in 20 minutes. From the single show, the film grossed $21,000, with the re-release bringing its total box office gross to $221,156.

RRR is a fictional story set in the pre-independent era of the 1920s and is based on the lives of two real-life heroes and noted revolutionaries – Alvari Sitarama Raju and Kumaram Bheem. While Ram Charan played the role of Ram, Junior NTR appeared as Taarak Bheem.

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