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K Balchander to get ANR award

MUMBAI: This year‘s ANR International award will be conferred on K Balchander, maker of films like Ek Duuje Ke Liye, Ek Nai Paheli and Haar Jeet in Hindi and Iru Kodugal, Apoorva Raagangal, Thaneer Thaneer, Achamillai Achamillai, Ethir Neechal, Sindhu Bhairavi and Arangetram in Tamil. 


The award was announced by Telugu icon Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR), on whose name the award has been instituted.


The award will be presented to Balchander on 11 January by the Andhra Pradesh chief minister Kiran Kumar Reddy at Shilpakalavedika in Hyderabad.


Balchander had introduced Kamal Haasan to Telugu audience with Marocharithra. He also brought Jayaprada, Prakash Raj and Jayasudha in the industry.
 

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