Film-maker Bapu receives lifetime achievement award

Veteran Telugu film-maker Sattiraju Lakshmi Narayan aka Bapu said he feels ecstatic after receiving the lifetime achievement award at the 60th Filmfare awards (South).

"I'm extremely happy to receive the lifetime achievement award. I feel awards are always special no matter how big or small they might be. It helps in boosting one's morale irrespective of the time," he said.

"As a film-maker I never expected to be awarded because I felt it could lead to affecting one's self-esteem. When you expect an award and it doesn't come to you, it might affect you badly, therefore it's best to let your work do the talking," he said.

The 79-year old, who was awarded the Padma Shri earlier this year, is known for directing Telugu films such as Mr Pellam, Sri Rama Rajyam and Mutyala Muggu. He also has two National film awards, three Filmfare awards and five Nandi awards to his credit in his four-decade long career.

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