Way back in 2017, Then TDP Government announced Nandi Awards for three consecutive years (2014, 2015, 2016). However, Chandrababu Naidu-led State Government didn’t dare to present them because of the controversies related to selection of Winners. Few Tollywood Celebrities had branded them as ‘Kamma Awards’ without any hesitation. TV Debates on the partiality shown by then Government and Jury Members has become a sensation.
During the luncheon meeting on Monday, Chiranjeevi appealed AP CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy to continue the tradition of presenting state awards to the best talents in the Film Industry. Chief Minister responded positively to the request.
AP Government is likely to host a grand Awards Ceremony in December 2019. CM Jagan is contemplating on announcing the award winners for 5 years (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) at once. It’s too early to say whether Young CM will stick to ‘Nandi’ or prefer a name change.