After bagging the iconic Sridevi Award at Zee Apsara Awards recently, actress Tamannaah Bhatia will receive the coveted Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Award for her outstanding performance in the blockbuster Baahubali: The Beginning, directed by SS Rajamouli. The award will also be conferred upon actress Anushka Sharma for her innings as a producer and actor Ranveer Singh for Padmaavat by the Mumbai-based Dadasaheb Phalke Foundation on April 21 here.
The award is given to various individuals from the entertainment industry for their outstanding contribution to the growth and development of Indian cinema. “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 said in a statement.
Tamaanaah is currently working on Telugu film Naa Nuvve and the Telugu remake of Bollywood film Queen. Besides these two films, reports are also doing rounds that Tamannaah may be signed for the magnum opus Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy which features megastar Chiranjeevi in the lead role. However, it is yet to be officially confirmed by the makers and the actor.
Also, it was recently announced that Tamannaah will be playing the female lead role in F2 – Fun & Frustration, a multi-starrer featuring Venkatesh and Varun Tej. The film will be directed by Anil Ravipudi who shot to fame with films like Pataas and Raja The Great. The shooting of the film is yet to go on floor and more information regarding this is awaited for.
The Baahubali actor was last seen in Tamil film Sketch which starred Vikram in the lead role. The film did average business at the box office since it released alongside Suriya’s Thaana Serndha Koottam. Directed by Vijay Chander, Sketch had Tamannaah playing a rural role and was her first time association with Chiyaan Vikram.