Deepika Padukone presents Naatu Naatu at the Oscars.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bollywood star Deepika Padukone attended the Oscars on Sunday to present a performance…

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bollywood star Deepika Padukone attended the Academy Awards on Sunday to introduce the nominee for best original song (and later winner) “Naatu Naatu,” from “RRR”.

In introducing the song, she noted its anti-colonialist themes, but it’s also a “total blast”, she said.

Naatu Naatu featured singers Kaala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj flanked by a squadron of energetic dancers. The film’s lead actors, Rama Rao Jr. and Ram Charan, did not perform.

While Padukone is best known for her Hindi-language films, she made her debut in South Indian cinema with her first film being Aishwarya in Kannada. Already a global celebrity, the 37-year-old spent an important year outside India. She was also on the jury at the 75th Cannes Film Festival in May of last year and came out world championship cup alongside former Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas at the finals in Qatar.

She recently starred opposite Indian superstar Shahrukh Khan in the hit film Pathaan, which grossed $5.9 million in North American distribution one on the first weekend.

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