Curtain has been raised for prestigious Padma awards that will be given by Central government and both telugu states trying hard to have major share in the awards.
Andhra Pradesh government made special request to centrl government and confer Bharat Ratna on NTR .Other side telangana government referred PV Narsimha Rao name for the prestigious award posthumously.
AP Government is also recommended the name of well-known actor and Rajahmundry MP Maganti Murali Mohan for Padma Bhushan. But it was quite difficult for Murali Mohan to get the award as he was serving as Member of Parliament.Other side Reports are rife that actor Balakrishna’s name is also in the list for either Padma Vibhusan in Padma Shri award.
Government is lobbying hard for fulfilling the longtime dream of Telugus and demanding Bharata Rathna for NTR.If it was not happened they want Padma award for Baalayya to satisfy Nandamuri fans.
It is to be mentioned here that actor Balakrishna has completed his 40 years of movie career recently by donning various characters. Recently, he got elected to the Hindupur Assembly constituency in Ananthapur and he is the chairman of the Basavatarakam Cancer hospital hence he is eligible for the Padma Puraskar.