Rihanna approached Rahul Sipligunj for pictures as he was too shy

Wednesday 22nd March 2023 06:57 EDT

Fans continue to reel from ‘RRR’s ‘Naatu Naatu’ victory at the Oscars. While composer MM Keeravaani and lyricist Chandrabose accepted the award at the 95th Academy Awards, singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava performed the Telugu song on the Academy’s stage, just like the other nominees, including singer-actor Rihanna.

Rahul recently recalled their meetup with the Grammy award winner and fellow nominee and how she approached him. Rahul shared a photo of the two of them on Instagram. His caption read, “Wooow I have met the most amazing lady with a very beautiful heart (red heart emoji) Still in shock by seeing your humbleness #rihana @badgalriri and how down to earth you are! Thank you so much for calling and appreciating for the performance and #oscarwinning. It’s an emotional moment for me!! Can’t keep calm #mydreamcometrue.”

Later speaking in an interview, Rahul revealed how he and Kaala were initially too shy to ask her for a photo, but luckily she was the one who initiated the conversation after ‘Naatu Naatu’ won the Oscar.

He said, “Our green rooms were next to each other and we were going back to our green room and she was coming out of hers. When we were walking towards her, me and Kaala Bhairava were discussing that we want to take a picture. She was observing that these two guys wanted to take a picture but were too shy to ask for it.”

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