The Andhra Pradesh State Government has selected Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan for the NTR National Film Award for 2012, for his contribution to cinema.
Eminent director Shyam Benegal will be honoured with the B.N. Reddy National Film Award for his directorial excellence. While the Nagi Reddy Chakrapani Award went to G. Adiseshagiri Rao of Padmaya Studios, veteran actor Kaikala Satyanarayana was selected for the Raghupathi Venkaiah Award.
The NTR Award comes with a cash price of Rs. 5 lakh, the other awards have a Rs. 2 lakh cash prize each. The awards will be given away on Ugadi.