Chiranjeevi Wants Nandi Awards Be Given

Vijayawada: The prestigious Nandi Awards are likely to be presented this year.

One of the main proposals that Chiranjeevi put forth to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy during their luncheon meeting in Tadepalli yesterday was that the government should hold the Nandi awards ceremony regularly. 

He brought to YS Jagan’s notice that the Chandrababu Naidu government didn’t present Nandi awards even after announcing them for the three years at one go. For the last two years, the presentation ceremony is pending.

Chief Minister Jagan promptly responded to Chiranjeevi’s request and asked the officials to look into this matter. The awards are likely to be presented very shortly.

Post bifurcation of the state, presenting the Nandi Awards is rested with Andhra Pradesh and the Telugu film industry remained operating from Telangana.

The Telangana government is not giving any film awards though there was a proposal to present Simha awards on the lines of Nandi.