SS Rajamouli's reaction to his Padma award
The Central government awarded maverick director SS Rajamouli with Padma Shri. It was quite a mixed feeling for Rajamouli and he felt that he does not ...
The Central government awarded maverick director SS Rajamouli with Padma Shri. It was quite a mixed feeling for Rajamouli and he felt that he does not deserve the honour.
However, he is humbled to share the award with Rajinikanth and Ramoji Rao. "I don't know what to say. It is quite a mixed feeling. Very frankly i don't feel I deserve the honour. This is not humility. I am quite aware of my achievements. But i haven't created any artistic brilliance that deserves this honour. Awarding Ramoji rao garu and Rajanikanth garu with Padma Vibhushan is so apt.
Their work created a lasting impression that will reflect even on generations to come. It makes me even more humbled to share the occasion with such stalwarts. But cant deny that it also makes me so happy and proud to be with them," Rajamouli said on his Facebook.
In another post, he said, "Last year the govt of AP wanted to recommend my name for PadmaSri. I requested them not to citing the same reasons. They insisted. But upon my repeated requests, they dropped my name. This year i was not consulted. I was wondering how this happened when i came to know that i was recommended by the Karnataka govt. I was born in Karnataka, studied in Andhra Pradesh, worked in Tamilnadu and settled in Telangana. Happy to be a son of all the states.."
By G Anjali