Baahubali film maker S.S.Rajamouli to receive honorable ANR award on September 17 for his excellent contribution to films, renowned film actor Akkineni Nagarjuna tweeted. ANR award is one of the most prestigious awards in the industry. This award is presented on behalf of Akkineni foundation.
Akkineni Nagarjuna said that we are very honored to announce the ANR award will be given to our own Jakkanna @ S.S.Rajamouli for his excellence in cinema in the presence of honorable vice president of India M.Venkaiah Naidu Garu September 17, 4.30 pm at Shilpa Kala Vedika. S.S. Rajamouli is one of the finest and successful directors of the Telugu film industry. Rajamouli got world wide recognization with the film Baahubali.
S.S. Rajamouli replied and tweeted it is an honor to receive the prestigious ANR award sir and privilege to be alongside the legends who received it before. :)”
Akkineni Nageswara Rao International award announcement ceremony held at Prasad labs on Friday. Famous celebrities like Nagarjuna, Amala, and Subbirami Reddy attended to this ceremony. For his unbelievable contribution to movie field, we are conferring S.S.Rajamouli with this award. Jakkanna made every Telugu people feel proud with his creation “Baahubali”. Nagarjuna Rajamouli created Baahubali beyond the everyone expectations.
Subbirami Reddy said this award will be given to film artists who work incredibly in the field of cinema. He also stated that we will honor the artists with this award whose work made a lasting impact in the movie field. Rajamouli is the pride of the Telugu community. Rajamouli made the whole world to stare at our Tollywood with his magical creation Baahubali.
ANR conceiving the idea of instituting an award to honor the artists for their best services toward the films, when he has conferred the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award in 2004. Since 2006 Akkineni Foundation presents this award every year to the artists who contribute a lot to the cinema.
Some earlier recipients are Dev Anand, Shabana Azmi, Anjali Devi, Vyjayanatimala Bali, Lata Mangeshkar, K. Balachander, Hema Malini, Shyam Benegal and Amitabh Bachchan.