Almost all the filmmakers that you see in Tollywood hail from the Telugu states and their mother tongue is Telugu. And if you were to speak about the nativity of the tough taskmaster S S Rajamouli, your answer would be the same. So, how is he linked to the state of Karnataka.
Apparently, Rajamouli is chosen as the recipient of the Padma Shri award but his location is given as Karnataka. With this, some are feeling the Karnataka government recommended him for that as part of some quota. But the truth is far from that.
Whenever a Padma awardee is chosen, his or her birthplace state will get the credit. Akin to that, Rajamouli was born in the state of Karnataka and hence as per birth certificate, his location is given as Karnataka. Let us wish this explanation clears all clouds of doubts for everyone.