Filmmaker SS Rajamouli, who wowed the audience with the blockbuster epic drama Baahubali: The Beginning and Baahubali: The Conclusion, is all set to receive the Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR) award in Hyderabad on September 17 for his excellence in cinema, actor Akkineni Nagarjuna announced on Friday. "We are very honoured to announce the ANR award will be given to our own Rajamouli for his excellence in cinema in the presence of honorable Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu September 17, 4.30 pm in Shilpa Kala Vedhika," Nagarjuna tweeted.
The ANR award recognises film artistes whose body of work has made a lasting impact of outstanding artistic, cultural and commercial significance to the field of cinema.
Started in 2005, the award has previously honoured Dev Anand, Shabana Azmi, Anjali Devi, Vyjayanatimala Bali, Lata Mangeshkar, K. Balachander, Hema Malini, Shyam Benegal and Amitabh Bachchan, among others.
Actor Prabhas and filmmaker SS Rajamouli created a cinematic gem, Baahubali 2 and the film smashed all the records at the box office. Now, the latest reports suggest that the duo are planning to collaborate once again for another film. Both of them are reportedly in talks and are in search of a good idea.
If reports are to be believed, the actor is in talks with Rajamouli for a film. Both of them are discussing ideas but nothing has been finalised as of now. It is being said that the film will be grand but is definitely not Baahubali 3. After director locks the idea, script work will be done and film will take at least a year to roll.
(With IANS Inputs)
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