"Really happy for Viswanath sir. It's a proud moment for every south Indian," Pawan Kalyan said.

Pawan Kalyan mulls releasing disc with 12 handpicked K Vishwanath films
Flix Entertainment Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 17:18

The Government of India recently announced that the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke award will go to the veteran filmmaker and actor K Vishwanath.

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee will be handing over the award to the director on May 3 at the Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi.

While congratulatory messages have been pouring from all quarters, ‘Power Star’ Pawan Kalyan and director Trivikram Srinivas met the legend at this residence recently.

Soon after the meeting, Pawan addressed the media and said, “Really happy for Viswanath sir. It's a proud moment for every south Indian. Even though I don't have the experience or stature to comment about him, I can't find any other way to express my happiness for him. As a kid, I listened to a lot of western music. My whole perception about classical music, especially carnatic music changed completely after watching Sankarabharanam. I lost track of the numbers of times I have watched that film.”

Director Trivikram Srinivas said that Pawan Kalyan mooted the idea of releasing a disc containing 12 classical hits of the director and it will materialise after obtaining permission from the films’ producers.

K Vishwanath is the winner of five National Awards National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment – Sankarabharanam in 1980, Nargis Dutt Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration – Saptapadi in 1982, Best Feature Film in Telugu – Swati Mutyam in 1987, Best Feature Film in Telugu – Sutradharulu in 1990 and  Best Feature Film in Telugu – Swarabhishekam 2005.

Two important international honours bestowed upon him were the Prize of the Public at the Besancon Film Festival of France for Sankarabharanam in 1981 and the Gulf Andhra Award for Life Time Achievement in cinema at Dubai, U.A.E in 2014.

Apart from this he had received a host of other awards including the Nandi Award and Filmfare.

 

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