RRR and Chhello Show are a step closer to Oscar glory. 

 The Gujarati-language Chhello Show (The Last Show), which is India's official entry for the 2023 Academy Awards in the International Feature film category, had been shortlisted.

 The track Naatu Naatu from SS Rajamouli's RRR has been shortlisted in the Best Original Song Category.

 The nominations for the Academy Awards will be announced on January 24.

  Chhello Show will compete with 14 other films in the category,including Argentina, 1985,All Quiet on the Western Front, Close and The Blue Caftan.

   RRR, released across the globe in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam, had been submitted itself for consideration in various Oscar categories.

 It has been competing for two awards at the Golden Globes next month.

 They are Best Non-English Film and Best Original Song for Naatu Naatu.

 The 95th Academy Awards will be held on March 12, 2023 at Los Angeles' Dolly Theatre.

 The Oscar entries for the last few years were - Koozhangal, Jallikattu, Gully Boy, Village Rockstars, Newton, Visaranani have failed to make the Oscar shortlist.