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Allu Arjun Honoured With "Indian Of The Year" Award

Team VC |Wednesday, 12 Oct 2022 - 10:00 PM

Allu Arjun indian of the year
Allu Arjun indian of the year

The 'Pushpa’ star addressed the 'North-South’ divide at the CNN-News18 event

With Pushpa: The RiseAllu Arjun struck a chord with the entire nation. The icon star became a pan-India sensation by sporting a rugged look and the antics of 'Pushpa Raj.' Today, Allu Arjun was honoured with the 'Indian Of The Year 2022' award in the entertainment category for the film, at an event hosted by the media organisation CNN-News18.

Union Minister Smriti Irani presented the award to Allu Arjun and funnily remarked, "I haven't watched it (Pushpa) yet. If I had, I would have been termed as an incompetent minister." After accepting the award, Allu Arjun expressed his happiness about being the first South actor to receive the award. Bunny said, “I’ve been working in the film industry for 20 years now. I have received many awards in the South, but this is the first time I’m receiving an award from the North. So, it’s very special for me.” In the past, Rajamouli was honoured with the same award for his 2015 film Baahubali: The Beginning (2015)

The Union Minister addressed the North-South divide and debate that has existed for so long now. She remarked, “I think the time has come now to celebrate the diversity of the excellence that we have in every field, and I think you (Allu Arjun) manifest that. It is an honour to be with anyone who has contributed to the story of India, especially in the face of its challenges (Covid-19).”

The Stylish Star responded to the remark after receiving the award and said, “I'm very glad that we do have our differences like ma'am (Smirti Irani) was saying that it's North-South, yes. You know the beauty of this country is the diversity. But, when this movie was made, it was celebrated by India. We are all sons and daughters of the Indian film industry. So, we're all proud that it's Indian Cinema's victory. So, glad that we could serve the country with entertainment in these tough times. Indian cinema and India, Kabhi Jhukega Nhi (Thaggede le)."

Helmed by Sukumar, ‘Pushpa: The Rise’ hit the theatres in December 2021. Apart from Allu Arjun, the rest of the movie’s cast, including Rashmika MandannaFahadh Faasil, and Jagadeesh Prathap gained pan-India stature with the film. Up next, Team ‘Pushpa’ gears up to film Pushpa: The Rule and to know more about the sequel, read the article below.

Also Read: ‘Pushpa 2’ To Begin It's First Schedule; Allu Arjun Finishes His Look Test

Updated date:  Wednesday, 12 Oct 2022 - 10:00 PM

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