While accepting the honour, Rajamouli said: "To all the women in my life. My mother Raja Nandini thought school education was overrated and she encouraged me to read comics and story books and encouraged my creativity. My sister-in-law Srivalli who became like a mother to me always encourages me to be the best version of me."
Speaking about his wife Rama, who is a costume designer for Rajamouli's films, he said, "My wife Rama... she's the costume designer of my films but more than that she is the designer of my life. If she's not here I am not here today. To my daughters, their smiles are enough to light my life up."
Before signing out, he gave a shout out to his motherland, "And finally to my motherland India, Mera Bharat Mahan - Jai hind."
RRR stars NTR Jr., Ram Charan Teja, Ajay Devgn, Alia Bhatt and Shriya Saran and tells the fictional story of two real-life Indian revolutionaries, Alluri Sitarama Raju and Komaram Bheem and their fight against the British Raj.