Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna, Mahesh Babu attend the Nandi awards 2013
April 13, 2013, 11:52 am
Amitabh Bachchan presented the Nandi awards on the eve of Telugu New Year. The awards are given to felicitate the best films and performances by the members of the Telugu film industry.
Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan gets a warm welcome at the Nandi film awards.
The Nandi awards are given in the category of Best films, children's films, documentary, films on national integration and books and articles. The awards are also presented to producers, technicians directors and artistes.
The film awards were transferred by the Government of Andra Pradesh to the Film and Television theatre development corporation in 1998.
Nayantara was awarded the Best Actress for her performance in the Telugu mythological film 'Sri Ram Raiyam' directed by Bapu. The actress played 'Sita' in the film.
Superstar Nagarjuna receives a special jury award by Amitabh Bachchan for his film 'Ranjana'.
Amitabh Bachchan spoke on the the occasion. The Chief Minister of Andra Pradesh Kiran Kumar Reddy also present at the event.
Mahesh Babu was awarded the Best Actor award for his performance in the film 'Dookudu'.
The film awards are called Golden Nandi, Silver Nandi and Copper Nandi. There are also medals and cash prizes awarded and commendation certificates.
DK Aruna presided over the event. She emphasised that a change is required and that Telugu films must represent Telugu culture.
Amitabh Bachchan gets an award at the Nandi Awards.
Amitabh Bachchan was given the NTR award for his contribution to Indian cinema.
The other awardees included actor Balakrishna for 'Sri Ram Raiyam',Srikant, Prakash Raj, actress Sneha and director Vijayendra Prasad. They all were absent at the event.
Amitabh Bachchan congratulated the Telugu film industry for the successful films. He also addressed the event by discussing cinema as a uniting factor for the artistes.
Amitabh Bachchan spotted sharing a light moment with an actress.
Balladeer Gaddar could not make it to the event. He was awarded the Best singer at the event.