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Kamal Haasan, Rajini to get AP govt's NTR National Film Award

Press Trust of India  |  Amaravati 

Superstars Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth have been chosen by the for the prestigious NTR National Film Award for the years 2014 and 2016 respectively.

Ace director K Raghavendra Rao will receive the same award for 2015.

"Baahubali" director S S Rajamouli has been chosen for the B N Reddy National Film Award for the year 2014 while prominent Telugu film directors, Trivikram Srinivas and Boyapati Srinivas will get the award for 2015 and 2016.

Megastar and member and former Union Minister U Krishnam Raju will be bestowed with the Raghupati Venkaiah Award.

A committee, headed by film star and Nandamuri Balakrishna, has selected the awardees for the three years.

Chief Minister gave his approval this evening, an official release said.

The NTR National Film Award was instituted in the memory of Telugu film legend and former Chief Minister Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao.

NTR's contemporary and doyen of Telugu films, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, Kannada Kantheerava Rajkumar, Dilip Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and Amitabh Bachchan are some of the previous recipients of the prestigious award.

The award comprises a cash component of Rs 5 lakh and a memento.

The ceremony is expected to take place in January in Vijayawada, along with the Nandi Awards for best Telugu films.

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First Published: Tue, November 14 2017. 20:57 IST