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Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan congratulate each other for NTR National Film Award

Haasan tweeted congratulating Rajinikanth, after their names were announced as the winners of NTR National Film Award for 2014 and 2016, respectively.

Manigandan KR

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

The award, instituted in the 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 the social media to congratulate one another.

Kamal 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 soon followed suit, tweeting, "I convey my heartfelt thanks and happiness for the prestigious #NandiAwards granted to me."

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