On the occasion of Republic Day, the Indian Government honored celebrities with the prestigious Padma awards. The badminton player PV Sindhu was honored with Padma Bhushan. Many celebrities from the film industries too were honored for their achievements in their respective fields. Mahesh Babu who is enjoying vaction in USA along with his wife Namrata and children Gautam and Sitara following the success of his recent release Sarileru Neekevvaru, showered praises on all the celebrities including PV Sindhu for their achievements.
Mahesh Babu tweeted, "Heartfelt congratulations to our very own @Pvsindhu1 on being conferred with the Padma Bhushan, @MangteC on being awarded the Padma Vibhushan, Special mentions to @ImZaheer @imranirampal @JituRai, #OnamBembemDevi, #TarundeepRai on being awarded the Padma Shri!!” PV Sindhu replied to Mahesh Babu, "Thank you so much". On several occasion, PV Sindhu has revealed that Mahesh Babu is her favorite star.