Filmmaker S S Rajamouli will receive the Padma Shri award, But the Baahubali director feels that he don’t deserve it . But he feels proud to be son of four southern states including Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil nadu and Karnataka.
In a series of tweets, Rajamouli stated, 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 Rajinikanth 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.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. I was born in Karnataka, studied in Andhra Pradesh, worked in Tamil Nadu and settled in Telangana. Happy to be a son of all the states. (sic)