SS Rajamouli, director of the blockbuster film Baahubali – The Beginning was adjudged the Indian of the Year 2015 in the Entertainment category.Baahubali – The beginning which is the 1st installment of the two part film is India’s Biggest Motion Picture that earned more than 500 crores at the box office and was considered a pan India hit in spite of being a Telugu film.
Receiving the award from Finance Minister Arun Jaitely, SS Rajamouli thanked the entire team for the success of the film.
“The film is releasing in China this month and with it the film will get the biggest international crossover hit”, Rajamouli added.
On being asked as to why the lead character in the film Baahubali gets killed by Kattappa in part 1, Rajamouli said it would be nice to wait for the sequel to know the entire story that will be releasing in April 2017.
And also Bollywood Actress Kangana Ranaut was awarded the Indian of the Year 2015 in Special Achievement Category (Female).
Winner of three national awards and a string of Bollywood hits, Kangana Ranaut thanked CNN-News 18 for the special gesture.
“The award means a lot. The year 2016 has been really low but this has given me a high,” Kangana chuckled.
Kangana added that these kind of awards are essential to make our lives look like a good screen play unlike a boring film.
On the recent controversy surrounding the film Udta Punjab, Kangana said she was “very concerned” with the censorship row.