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Rana Daggubati elated with National Awards for Baahubali 2 and Ghazi

"Ghazi is one of the films that I am really very proud of because there was a lot of resistance when I was trying to make the film,'' said Rana Daggubati.

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: April 13, 2018 20:37 IST ]

Rana Daggubati

Rana Daggubati, whose two films- Baahubali 2: The Conclusion and Ghazi won at the 65th National Film Awards said that he is very happy for both his movies.

While Ghazi won the Best Telugu film award, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion bagged the Best Action-direction, Best Special Effects and Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. "The joy of Baahubali has been going on for last five-six years -from the shooting process to the box office success. It has really brought in spectacle cinema in a big way in India," Rana said in a statement.

"Ghazi is one of the films that I am really very proud of because there was a lot of resistance when I was trying to make the film. There is no love story, song dance sequence that we have in regular Telugu film. But it did well at the box office in all languages - Telugu, Hindi and has now won a National award. I did a big film and an alternate genre film and both have got their merit so it's great," he added.

Meanwhile, Sridevi and Vinod Khanna have been awarded posthumously. While Sridevi got her first National Award for Best Actress, Vinod Khanna, who passed away last year has been announced the winner of Dadasaheb Phalke Award, India's highest film honour. Newton won best film and AR Rahman won Best Music Direction for director Mani Rathnam's Kaatru Veliyidai, and Best Background Score for MOM. Baahubali: The Conclusion won Best Popular Film, Best Action and Best Special Effects at the 65th National Awards.

(With IANS inputs) 

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