Ike Barinholtz and Jr. NT Rama Rao
Ike Barinholtz and Jr. NT Rama Rao Image Credit: IMDB and Gulf News Archive

American actor Ike Barinholtz, who has appeared in films such as ‘Disaster Movie’, the ‘Neighbors’ franchise and ‘Suicide Squad’, seems to be a big fan of Indian actor NTR Jr as he asked his friend and actress Mindy Kaling if the ‘RRR’ actor asked about him.

Kaling, who recently co-hosted a celebration of South Asian Oscar nominees in Los Angeles, dropped a slew of pictures. In one image she is seen posing with NTR Jr, fresh from the success of ‘RRR’, whose song ‘Naatu Naatu’ is nominated at the 95th Oscar Awards.

She captioned the image: “Last night I was honoured to co-host a celebration of South Asian Oscar nominees. Met so many new friends and hugged old ones, and was inspired by the talent all around me. @falgunishanepeacockindia designed the most spectacular saree for me and @sethicouture loaned me basically all the diamonds in the world.”

Barinholtz took to the comment section and wrote: “Did Jr NTR ask about me? Would he want to possibly be friends with me?”

To which Kaling replied: “@ikebarinholtz I honestly thought of you the whole time.”

‘Naatu Naatu’ has already won a Golden Globe and a Critics Choice Award this year. At the Oscars, the song is contending against tracks sung by Lady Gaga and Rihanna.

‘RRR’ stars Jr NT Rama Rao, Ram Charan and Shriya Saran and tells the fictional story of two real-life Indian revolutionaries, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem, and their fight against the British Raj.

Set in the 1920s, the plot explores an undocumented period in their lives when both the revolutionaries chose to go into obscurity before they began the fight for their country.