S. Korean ambassador, diplomats delight netizens with 'Naatu Naatu' dance cover
South Korean Ambassador Chang Jae-bok went viral on Twitter for his dance cover of “Naatu Naatu.”
Uploaded by Korean Embassy India (@RokEmbIndia) on Saturday, the video features Chang and the embassy staff dancing to the Oscar-nominated song from the Telugu-language movie “RRR.”
We are happy to share with you the Korean Embassy's Naatu Naatu dance cover. See the Korean Ambassador Chang Jae-bok along with the embassy staff Naatu Naatu!! pic.twitter.com/r2GQgN9fwC
— Korean Embassy India (@RokEmbIndia) February 25, 2023
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“Do you know Naatu?” the tweet reads. “We are happy to share with you the Korean Embassy’s Naatu Naatu dance cover. See the Korean Ambassador Chang Jae-bok along with the embassy staff Naatu Naatu!!”
Like the scene in the film, which saw Alluri Raju (Ram Charan) and Komaram Bheem (N.T. Rama Rao Jr.) dancing in formal clothing, the embassy staff members can be seen wearing their best outfits, including formal wear, traditional Korean hanboks and Indian sarees and kameez.
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The Twitter video quickly garnered attention on the social media platform, receiving over 44,600 likes and 8,830 retweets as of this writing.
“Lively and adorable team effort,” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote in response to the clip.
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Lively and adorable team effort. https://t.co/K2YqN2obJ2
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 26, 2023
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“Thank you so much to your team for this adorable performance,” State Commissioner Rahul Singh wrote, while journalist Ashok Shrivastav sent “Lot’s of love.”
Thank you so much to your team for this adorable performance. ❤
— Rahul Singh (@rahulreports) February 26, 2023
Lot's of love
— Ashok Shrivastav (@AshokShrivasta6) February 26, 2023
Featuring actors Ram Charan and N.T. Rama Rao Jr., “RRR” details a fictional story of Indian revolutionaries.
As the film’s central dance number, “Naatu Naatu” won India’s first-ever Golden Globe award for Best Song earlier this year. The song has also been nominated for Best Song at the Oscars.