Veteran Telugu filmmaker Sattiraju Lakshmi Narayan aka Bapu feels ecstatic after
receiving the lifetime achievement award at the 60th South Filmfare
awards and says awards and recognition help in boosting one's
Talking to IANS, Bapu revealed excitement about receiving
life-time achievement award. He said, "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."
However, he says high expectations can also affect one's morale.
"As a filmmaker I never expected to be awarded because I felt it
could lead to affecting one's self-esteem. When you expect and
award and it doesn't come to you, the result of it might have
immense affect on you and 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.