National Awards: Nani and Mahesh Babu express gratitude

Superstar Mahesh Babu and Natural Star Nani expressed their joy and gratitude after their films won National Awards.

Nani starrer ‘Jersey’ was declared as Best Telugu film besides bagging another award in the Editing category. Mahesh Babu’s ‘Maharshi’ won a major award – Best Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment. The film’s choreographer Raju Sundaram also won an award.

Expressing his joy, Mahesh Babu said ‘Maharshi’ will remain a special film in his career. “Honoured and humbled to have received this prestigious recognition!! #Maharshi will always remain special,” he posted on social media. He further appreciated director Vamshi Paidipally. He adds, “Proud of @directorvamshi for bringing a socially relevant story to light. Big thank you to the jury, the entire team of Maharshi, and our audience.”

Director Vamshi Paidipally said he is dedicating this award to the Telugu audience. Producer Dil Raju said he is overjoyed with the honour.

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Nani who is shooting for ‘Shyam Singha Roy’ recorded a video message to share his happiness. In the video, he said he is hoping to win more awards. “Our production Awe won national awards in 2018. Now, the awards for Jersey gave me more kick. I wish that the Telugu film industry should win more awards in the coming years,” he said.

‘Jersey’ director Gowtam Tinnanuri thanked all for the congratulatory messages. “I didn’t know that two films I made will bring so much love from you all. Thanks again to everyone for making my day special,” he posted.

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