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Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan win prestigious NTR National Film Award; congratulate each other


The award, which has been instituted in memory of former Andhra Pradesh chief minister NT Rama Rao, will be presented to the award winners in January 2018.

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The Andhra Pradesh government has announced that it is awarding its prestigious NTR National Film Award for the year 2014 to Kamal Haasan and the same award for the year 2016 to superstar Rajinikanth.

The award, which has been instituted in memory of former Andhra Pradesh chief minister NT Rama Rao, will be presented to the award winners in January 2018.

Both stars expressed happiness on having been chosen for the honour and took to social media to congratulate one another.

Haasan tweeted, "Congratulations, Superstar.Rajinikanth for the NTR National award in 2016. Thank you Andhra for honouring me also, yet again.  I am indebted to your  continued support, which started early in my career. Kruthagnyathalu."

Rajinikanth too ollowed suit. He tweeted, "I convey my heartfelt thanks and happiness for the prestigious #NandiAwards granted to me."

He replied to Haasan's tweet saying, "Thankyou Kamal... I wish you the same !!! Congratulations!"