It was a proud moment for Tollywood celebrities and fans of director SS Rajamouli as he is felicitated with the CNN-News18 'Indian of the Year' 2015 award by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitly for the contribution in the field of Entertainment.
He won this prestigious award for his recently released highest grosser of Tollywood 'Baahubali:The Beginning” which has earned more than Rs 600 Crore at the box office and currently delighting the audiences in other countries.
Now Rajamouli has added one more feather in his cap. Rajamouli said on the stage that he was the man who lived with cameras and lights. He added that the award would have been completed if it would have been given to the team of Baahubali.
Because it became possible only with the help of team efforts as he had excellent cast and crew, alone he was not able to make it possible. The award ceremony was attended by several dignitaries from politics, sports, entertainment and business.
Union Minister Arun Jaitley, Ranveer Singh, Sania Mirza, Mahesh Bhoopathi, Deepika Padukone, Kangana Ranaut, and SS Rajamouli and Chinmayi Sripada graced this award event. The bosses of News18 tweeted, "Many congratulations to Bahubali film director @ssrajamouli for winning #IndianOfTheYear in entertainment category."
They added, "#IndianoftheYear @ssrajamouli gives the credit to the entire @BaahubaliMovie team." Baahubali team send wished through twitter ,” Congratulations to our director @ssrajamouli on being felicitated with @CNNnews18's #IndianOfTheYear 2015 in the Entertainment Category :)”