Central Government announced Padma Shri award for SS Rajamouli for creating one of India’s highest grossing films with Baahubali.
“I dont 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 deseves this honour. Awarding Ramoji rao garu and Rajanikanth garu with Padma Vibhushan is so apt. Their work created a lasting impression that will reflect,” Rajamouli said.
“Last year the govt of AP wanted to recommend my name for Padma Sri. 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 government.” said Rajamouli.