First and foremost, I would like to thank each and every member from the press and media fraternity.
They have been early ones to strongly affirm that our film “”Mahanati”” will get its due honours with their positive reviews and unconditional appreciations.
I am overwhelmed with joyful elations and earnestly thank my Producers Ashwini Dutt sir, Swapna Dutt , Priyanka Dutt, Director Nag Ashwin , Music Director Mickey J Meyer , Cinematographer Dani Sanchez Lopez, Art Director Kolla Avinash , Production Designer Sivam Rao , Editor kotagiri Venkateswar Rao, Sound Designers Raghu and Tapas Nayak , VFX team Firefly , Dubbing Engineer Srinivas Emani , every assistants in the above mentioned departments and all the other technicians who shed their sweat spending more time and energy nurturing this film. If not for my co-stars Rajendra Prasad sir , Dulquer Salmaan , Samantha Akkineni , Vijay Devarakonda and all my other artistes, “”Mahanati”” would have not been a complete film. The efforts of these technicians and actors commuted me into the world of the legendary Savitri Amma ; whose blessings I believe was the strongest reason in getting accolades for me and my team. I am happy that the film has won three National awards.
I would like to dedicate this award to my Family especially to my Mother, guru Priyadarshan sir, my friends and all my well wishers, who have been a great means of support for me.
I congratulate the Costume Designers Gaurang Shah, Archana Rao , Costume Stylist Indrakshi
Pattanaik Malik and their team for winning the honours. Their efforts of delving into intense research and detailing shaped not just my role, but every character with realistic shades.
I also congratulate all the recipients of National Awards.
Finally, I extend my wholehearted thanksgiving to the jury members for recognizing ‘Mahanati’ and honoring it.