Ace Telugu film director SS Rajamouli, who is currently working on "Baahubali: The Conclusion", will be honoured with Padma Shri award for his contribution to Indian cinema.
Padma Shri is India's fourth-highest civilian award after the Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan. The Central government honours people from various fields, who have made valuable contribution to the country, every year on India's Republic Day. The government on Monday announced the list of people who won Padma Shri, Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan this time.
Rajamouli debuted as director with "Student No 1" in 2001, and has made 10 movies in his career spanning 15 years. All 10 films have become superhits at the box office. His last two ventures — "Eega" and "Baahubali: The Beginning" — won lots of accolades for the director.
SS Rajamouli added new dimensions to Indian cinema at the international level with "Eega" and "Baahubali: The Beginning". He showed the world once again that India is capable of producing world-class movies. After the release of "Baahubali" in 2015, many filmmakers from the foreign countries have been closely following updates on Indian cinema.
The government is set to honour SS Rajamouli for his wonderful contribution to Indian cinema. The news about this honour has thrilled many in the Telugu film industry. Some celebs like Rana Daggubati, Gopichand Malineni, BVS Ravi, Neeraja Kona and Koratala Siva took to social media congratulate him. Here are their comments and wishes.
Rana Daggubati: Congratulations Captain!! PadmaShri SSRajamouli!! Many many reasons to smile!!
Gopichand Malineni: Congratulations to Padma Shri @ssrajamouli Garu ... pride of our Telugu cinema
BVS Ravi: Congratulations Sir @ssrajamouli you Truly deserve #PadmaShri recognition for ur gigantic efforts in setting new horizons for IndianCinema!
Koratala Siva: Congrats Rajamouli Garu for the padma Shri award. Ur vision and never ending passion towards cinema truly deserve this. Proud of u sir.
Neeraja Kona: Congratulations @ssrajamouli sir!! Padma Sri... What an honor! Well deserved!!