The TSR-TV9 National Film Awards for 2017-18 and 2018-19 have been announced. Two veteran actors in the Telugu film industry, Nandamuri Balakrishna and Akkineni Nagarjuna, bagged the Best Actors for their films Gautamiputra Satakarni (2017) and Devdas (2018) respectively .
TSR Lalitha Kala Parishad chairman T Subbarami Reddy announced the awards for 2017 and 2018 recently. The ceremony will be held at the Visakhapatnam Port Stadium on Sunday, February 17th from 5 pm onwards. Speaking an the event Reddy said â€śMany South Indian stars and Hindi stars are going to attend this function. Chiranjeevi is attending as a special guest.â€ť
The Best Actress awards have been bagged by Rakul Preet Singh and Keerthy Suresh for their films Rarandoi Veduka Chooddam and Mahanati respectively. Ram Charan Teja will get the Best Hero award for his excellent performance in Rangasthalam, which released in March last year while the Sridevi Memorial Award will go to Vidya Balan.
Speculations are rife that the most number of awards were been bagged by two films Gauthamiputra Satakarni and Mahanati. Directors Radhakrishna Jagarlamudi (Krish) and Nag Ashwin won Best Director Awards for the films Gautamiputra Satakarni and Mahanati respectively.
Chiranjeeviâ€™s Khaidi No. 150 has bagged Most Popular Film award for 2017 and its director V.V. Vinayak, will be walking away with the Most Popular Director award. In addition, Chiranjeeviâ€™s son Ram Charanâ€™s film Rangasthalam has been adjudged the Most Popular Film for 2018 and its director Sukumar the Most Popular Director. Noted actors Rajasekhar, Sumanth, Akhil, Naga Chaitanya, Supriya, Kalyan Ram and Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas will be awarded the Special Jury Awards for their performance in their respective films.
Numerous other awards for various categories, such as music and stunts, too will be given away during the event.
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