Megastar Chiranjeevi was honoured with the Indian Film Personality of the year at IFFI in Goa. After accepting his award, the actor talked about his film journey and career.
Keeping it short
- Megastar Chiranjeevi was awarded with the Indian Film Personality of the year at IFFI.
- During his acceptance of the award, the actor showed gratitude to his fans for showering so much love over the decades
- He even addressed the time when he took a leave for his political career.
By Crox Media Desk: Chiranjeevi who has a legendary career of providing entertainment dose of over four decades in Indian Cinema was recently honoured with the Indian Film Personality of the year award at the 53rd International Film Festival of India (IFFI). The South Star had acted in over 153 films and gave an emotional speech at the closing ceremony of the festival after receiving his award.
The actor who was widely loved in his latest film “Godfather” outing with Salman Khan addressed the crowd at the festival and revealed that he will never leave acting till his last breath. He will be slave of Telugu Cinema fans.
Chiranjeevi Talks about the time off he took for his Political Career
Chiranjeevi took the stage of the prestigious film festival with Union Minister Anurag Thakur and Goa CM Pramod Sawant while expressing his gratitude towards his fans.
“I wish to thank all my fans, IFFI and Government of India for such a great honour. There are few awards that holds special recognition and this is one such. I was born in middle class family, to humble parents. My fame, name, charisma, all privileges, the invaluable love and affection my fans, and everything. I owe everything to film Industry. I was born as Konidela Siva Shankara vara Prasad to my parents and was reborn as “Chiranjeevi” he said in his speech.
Further he added how, despite taking a break from acting to focus on politics for a decade. The love of the people for him not fade away. While sharing views on the same and recalling old memories. The acharya actor quoted. “I have been into film industry for over 45 years. Out of those four and a half decades I have been into politics. Due to some reasons, I had to return to the film Industry. At that point of I was scared how people would receive me. Will they accept me, I was having my doubts as generation is completely changed now. The amount of love and affection I receive ever since remains intact in my heart and I promise, I will never leave film Industry.
The artist has been honoured with several awards such as Padma Bhushan, third highest civilian award, the Raghuapthi Venkiah Award, the highest civilian award of Andhra Pradesh, the Nandi Award and many others. His debut with Punadhirallu in 1978 was a game-changing for him.