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)
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.— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) January 25, 2016
I am quite aware of my achievements. But i haven't created any artistic brilliance that deseves this honour.— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) January 25, 2016
Awarding Ramoji rao garu and Rajanikanth garu with Padma Vibhushan is so apt. Their work created a lasting impression that will reflect— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) January 25, 2016
even on generations to come. It makes me even more humbled to share the occasion with such stalwarts.— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) January 25, 2016
But cant deny that it also makes me so happy and proud to be with them.— rajamouli ss (@ssrajamouli) January 25, 2016
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.