SS Rajamouli, director of films such as Simhadri, Sye, and the blockbuster Bahubali recently attended a function organised by Kerala Tourism. When asked by reporters about the nomination of Bahubali‚Äôs Telugu version for the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards, he said he did not see any value in awards, and therefore prefers not to attend any award function.
The director, who has five awards under his belt including a National Award, did express his support when it comes to others being awarded by saying, ‚ÄúI will be extremely happy if my technicians or people associated with the film win an award. It will be a motivation for them.‚ÄĚ
Other than that, he also spoke about Kerala being a ‚Äėfilmmakers paradise‚Äô. An admirer of the state‚Äôs greenery and the ‚Äėferocity and hugeness‚Äô presented by Athirappilly, where he shot Bahubali, he has shot three of his films there.