Telugu icon Akkineni Nageswara Rao has announced the ANR International Film Award for the year to veteran director K Balchander.
The award will be presented on January 11 to the great director by Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy at Shilpakalavedika in Hyderabad.
K. Balchander is a legend not only in Tamil but also in Andhra Pradesh. The honoured legend is the one who introduced Kamal Haasan to Telugu audience with ‘Marocharithra’.
Many of his introductions are now very big names in Tollywood, including Jayaprada, Prakash Raj and Jayasudha. K Balachander has also directed several TV serials Telugu.
Nagarjuna and ANR met the Chief Minister a few days ago at the Secretariat and formally invited him for the award ceremony.