The Vice President, Shri. Venkaiah Naidu, in presence of chief Ministers K. Chandrashekar Rao honoured acclaimed film-maker, storyteller SS Rajamouli, with the prestigious ANR National Award for his contribution to the Telugu Film Industry and inspiring new generation film makers at a function here today. SS Rajamouli became the 10th recipient of the award which carries a memento, a citation and a cash prize.
ANR’s son Nagarjuna Akkineni along with entire Akkineni Family, numerous illustrious film industry well known personalities and students of AISFM and their parents were in full attendance at award function.
Speaking about legendary actor Dr. ANR, Telangana Chief Minister shri. K Chandrashekar Rao said “The doyen of Telugu film industry Dr. Akkineni Nageswara Rao left lasting impression for many generations as he immortalised many films across social, romantic and mythological generis.” He also recited lyrics from old songs from Dr.ANR films. He also praised Director Rajamouli and said he enjoyed watching Bahubali first in Hindi and in Telugu the second time.
Telangana CM also added Dr. ANR symbolised Telugu cinema in its entirety, laid the foundation for the development of Telugu Film Industry, in the state and dedicated his life not only to films but also building the film industry eco-system by creating one of the finest institutes AISFM in this country.