SS Rajamouli to be honored with Akkineni Nageswara Rao Award

The movie that won the director this award was hi magnum opus Baahubali series. The series went to be a stellar success and catapulted the name of SS Rajamouli to International fame that he enjoys today.

SS Rajamouli ,Akkineni Nageswara Rao SS Rajamouli to be honored with Akkineni Nageswara Rao Award Source : Press

Recently, Nagarjuna Akkineni took to his twitter account to announce to the news that the helmer of the Baahubali franchise, SS Rajamouli will be honored with one of the most respected awards - The Akkineni Nageswara Rao Award. This year, the Akkineni Nageswara Rao Award will be awarded to SS Rajamouli for his excellent contribution towards the South Indian and Telugu Film Industry. According to the reports from sources close to the development, this year's event will take place on September 17 at Shilpa Kala Vedika. Nagarjuna himself, in a public statement, further confirmed the reports and said that he along with the fraternity are very honored to announce the ANR (Akkineni Nageswara Rao) Award to be given to our very own SS Rajamouli for his excellence in cinema in the presence of Honourable Vice President of India Sri M Venkaiah Naidu on September 17, 4.30 pm at Shilpa Kala Vedika. SS Rajamouli too was quick to respond to this saying that it is an honor to receive the prestigious ANR award and a privilege to be alongside the legends who received it before.

In the past, the ANR Award has been bestowed on stalwarts like Dev Anand, Shabana Azmi, Anjali Devi, Vyjayanatimala Bali, Lata Mangeshkar, K. Balachander, Hema Malini, Shyam Benegal and Amitabh Bachchan.

The movie that won the director this award was hi magnum opus Baahubali series. The series went to be a stellar success and catapulted the name of SS Rajamouli to International fame that he enjoys today.