Awards for year 2001-2002, NTR awards (Dr. Bhanumati
Rama Krishna, Hrishikesh Mukharjee and Kannada Raj
Kumar) for year 2000, 2001 and 2002 and Raghupati
Venkaiah award for year 2002 (P Suseela) were presented
at a function organized at Lalitha Kala Toranam today
function was opened with the song of journalist turned
singer Gangadhar. Chandra Babu Naidu and Kannada Kanteerava
Raj Kumar lit the Jyothi.
Chandra Mohan Reddy spoke about awards and Telugu
film industry. Devender Goud said that the
credit of organizing the Nandi Awards efficiently
goes to NFDC chairperson DVS Raju. He commended Telugu
film industry for keeping itself abreast of all the
latest technologies of world cinema.
Kanteerava Raj Kumar started his speech with
- 'Endaro mahanubhavulu .. andariki vandanamulu'.
He recollected that NTR is a great friend of him and
expressed happiness over receiving NTR award.
Bhanumati Rama Krishna said that the chief minister
Chandra Babu Naidu is making Telugu people proud with
his work as chief minister. And she assured that Chandra
Babu Naidu would become CM again. She recollected
that in the past she said that T Subbirami Reddy would
win elections in Vizag when she was felicitated out
there and her prediction has become true. She shared
good humor by saying that ANR is suitable candidate
for politics where as she and NTR are not apt for
national singer P Suseela won the latest Raghupati
Venkaiah award. She won national award five times
in the past. She sung around 40,000 songs in various
languages. She sung 12000 songs in Telugu itself.
P Susieela started her speech with a song 'pilachina'
(Bhanumati). She remembered that she hummed 1 minute
song for Bhanumati's film 'Chandirani' in the music
direction of MS Viswanathan. She commended Chandra
Babu Naidu that he changed the Hyderabad city drastically.
And she hoped to see Chandra Babu Naidu as CM of AP
guest and chief minister Chandra Babu Naidu
thanked Bhanumati for her wishes and said that he
would strive his best to fulfill it. He commended
Chiranjeevi for doing films with social purpose like
Indra and Tagore. He also referred to Goldman Sachs
report that placed USA, China and India in the top
league by year 2040. He said that movies should give
entertainment and they also thrive to increase the
human values in the society. He said that everybody
works for fame and good name. Money would become secondary
after one reaches certain stage.
Raju presented shawl to Chandra Babu Naidu, Devender
Goud, Chandra Mohan Reddy Somireddy, Teegala Krishna
Reddy, Akkineni Nageswara Rao, K Raghavendra Rao,
Mohan Kanda, Rajeswar Tiwari, Dr. C Narayana Reddy
and VS Rama Devi.
Nandi awards jury committee chairman VS Rama Devi
said that they made sure that everything went right
during the selection. However, she gave justification
for a few controversies generated by the media.
the best actor award with 2 members for the 1st
time: Chiranjeevi got the best hero award because
Chiranjeevi portrayed the role of Indrasena Reddy
who converted 'Bhuswamya Samajam into Prajaswamyam'.
Nagarjuna got the award because he showed how the
employees of multinational companies behave in this
era of globalization.
giving award to Suman Setty as comedian (he has
scenes of teasing Shakeela in Jayam): Suman Setty
is a new guy with a spark with a bright future.
Instead of giving award to veteran people, the committee
decided to award to Suman Setty.
two actors share 'best villain' award: Gopichand
did the role of a dreadsome villain with his crude
portrayal and Ahuti Prasad underplayed it. She also
opined that more documentaries should be made.
said that 'Indrasena Reddy' character gave him both
awards and rewards. He expressed his happiness over
sharing the award with his friend Nagarjuna. He described
this shared Nandi award as a foundation for a future
projects in which both of them would act.
expressed his joy over getting two top awards - best
lead actor and best producer. He dedicated this award
to his family, technicians worked for the film and
his fans. Nagarjuna said that he is ready to do a
multistarrer with Chiranjeevi and hoped that both
Chiranjeevi and himself would receive Nandi award
jointly for their performances in that film.
- best child actress donated the money she got through
Nandi award to Dakshanya Mentally Handicapped Home
none of the heroes who won the jury awards turned
up. These heroes are Mahesh Babu, NTR and Ravi