Tamannaah Bhatia will also be conferred with the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award

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Tamannaah should really be proud of themselves

Tamannaah Bhatia must be jumping with joy right now, we are sure of it. The actress will be conferred with the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award for her work in SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali: The Beginning. This will be her second award for the performance after the Sridevi award, which she bagged at Zee Apsara Awards. The award will be given by the Dadasaheb Phalke Foundation on April 21 in Mumbai. Talking about receiving this honour, Tamannaah said in a statement, “I’ve grown up knowing what immense involvement Dadasaheb Phalke had enjoyed in Indian cinema. It’s such an honour to be conferred an award from the foundation.”

Tamannaah, she is currently working on Telugu film Naa Nuvve and the Telugu remake of Bollywood film Queen, which starred Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao. While the Hindi film was directed by Vikas Bahl, the Telugu remake is being helmed by Neelakanta Reddy.

Talking about the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, it is India’s highest award in cinema. It is presented every year at the the National Film Awards ceremony. The award is given to the people for their extra-ordinary contribution to Indian cinema. The recipient is is selected by a committee consisting of eminent personalities from the Indian film industry. The first award was presented in 1969 to Devika Rani. Prithviraj Kapoor, Satyajit Ray, Lata Mangeshkar, Dilip Kumar, Asha Bhosale, BR Chopra, Dev Anand, Shyam Benegal are some of the eminent people who have won this award.

Tamannaah should really be proud of herself.

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