Pawan Kalyan to Mahesh Babu; Tollywood stars congratulate Rajinikanth as he is honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke Award

On Thursday it was announced that Superstar Rajinikanth has been honoured with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award and numerous Tollywood stars congratulated him on social media.

The Basha and Kaala actor will receive the award on May 3 at an award ceremony but as soon as the news was announced, his dear friend, Megastar Chiranjeevi, was one of the first celebs to congratulate him. Elated about the news, the Acharya actor wrote, “Elated at the announcement of the prestigious #DadaSahebPhalke Award to my dear friend @rajinikanth. Truly deserving. Your contributions to the film industry are immense my friend! Hearty congratulations! May the force be with you.” (sic)

Vakeel Saab actor Pawan Kalyan also shared a note that reads, “Rajinikanth garu, who has been entertaining Tamil and Indian audiences for four decades, deserves this award. He has been a dear friend to our family and I still remember films like Bandipotu Simham and Kaali in which he acted with my brother Chiranjeevi.” Actor Mohan Babu also couldn’t help but gush about his friend’s win. Sharing a throwback picture with him, he wrote, ““#DadasahebPhalkeAward for my friend @rajinikanth! That’s my Friend! He deserves many more laurels! Proud moment for me.” (sic) The two are known for being thick friends off-screen and their work together in films like Pedarayudu.

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