Karnataka Government and Bangalore International Film Festival have presented Mani Ratnam with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala and Chief Minister Siddaramaiah honoured the ace filmmaker with the newly introduced award in the State.
According to a release, the Karnataka government and the BIFFES had instituted the award from this year. Mani Ratnam, though a top filmmaker Tamil, made his début with Kannada movie ‘Pallavi Anu Pallavi’.
A cash prize of Rs 10 lakh, a citation and a memento were presented to him. Already, Mani is winner of six National Awards and Padma Shri, the fourth highest Civilian honor in the country.
While his last film is ‘Kaatru Veliyidai’, he is currently busy with ‘Chekka Chivandha Vaanam’ starring Simbu, Vijay Sethupathi, Arun Vijay and Jyothika in lead roles.