Keerthy Suresh, the highly talented actress, bagged the National Award for her performance in “Mahanti,” the film in which she portrayed “
Savitri.” The film was directed by
Nag Ashwin. Keerthy Suresh released a Press Note thanking everyone, who involved in the film, press and media and also the jury members. Here is her statement:
First and foremost, I would like to thank each and every member from the press and media fraternity. They have been early ones to strongly affirm that our film Mahanati will get its due honours with their positive reviews and unconditional appreciations.
I am overwhelmed with the joyful elations and thank my producers Ashwini Dutt sir,
Priyanka Dutt, director Nag Ashwin, music director “
Mickey J Meyer,” cinematographer Dani Sanchez Lopez, art director Kolla Avinash, production designer Sivam Rao, editor Kotagiri Venkateswar Rao, sound designers Raghu and
Tapas Nayak, VFX team Firefly, dubbing engineer Srinivas Emani, every assistats in the above mentioned departments and all the other technicians who shared their sweat spending more time and energy nurturing this film. If not for my co-stars
Rajendra Prasad sir, Dulquar Salmaan,
Samantha Akkineni, Vijay Devarakonda and all my other artistes, Mahanati would have not been a complete film. the efforts of these technicians and actors commuted me into the world of the legendary Savitri Amma, whose blessings I believe was the strongest reason in getting accolades for me and my team. I am happy that the film has won three national awards. I would like to dedicate this award to my family especially to my mother, Guru ‘
Priyadarshan’ sir, my friends and all my well-wishers, who have been a great means of support for me.
I congratulate the costume designers
Archana Rao, costume stylist Indrakshi Pattanaik Malik and their team for winning the honours. Their efforts of delving into intense research and detailing shaped not just my role, but every character with realistic shades.
I also congratulate all the recipients of National Awards.
Finally, I extend my wholehearted thanks giving to the jury members for recognizing Mahanati and honouring it.