Baahubali Director Rajamouli Says he 'Doesn't Deserve' Padma Shri

Baahubali Director Rajamouli Says he 'Doesn't Deserve' Padma Shri

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New Delhi: Director S S Rajamouli is on the list of the recently announced Padma Awards, but the Baahubali director says that he hasn't "created any artistic brilliance that deserves this honour."

Rajamouli, 42, will receive the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian award. In a series of tweets he thanked the government for the honour and also congratulated his colleagues, superstar Rajinikanth and media baron Ramoji Rao, who will be given the Padma Vibhushan. (Also Read: Padma Awards: Rajinikanth, Anupam Kher on List of Awardees)

He tweeted:

Rajamouli's multilingual film Baahubali was last year's biggest hit, making over Rs 500 crores in India. He is currently making part two of the epic fantasy.

Meanwhile, actors Priyanka Chopra and Ajay Devgn and filmmakers Madhur Bhandarkar and Nila Madhab Panda will also receive the Padma Shri.

Late actor Saeed Jaffrey will receive the Padma Shri honour posthumously and actor Anupam Kher and singer Udit Narayan will receive the Padma Bhushan.