Not many days back, Ramcharan is denied a best actor Nandi Award irrespective of his hair rising performance in 'Magadheera'. The criticism faced by Nandi Awards Committee that time has finally opened the eyes of government. His issue has now changed the way members are taken and this is irking few people in Tollywood.
All the time, we have seen lot of followers of some coteries being the major chunk of this Awards Committee. However, AP State Film, TV and Theatre Development Corporation (APSFTVTDC) has now reduced the size of committee from 18 to 13 and made sure that there are no people on board who are served for 3 times already. It comprises of writers, lyricists, producers, journalists, lecturers, directors and social workers. Reports have that many producers and directors are lobbying high to get a chance in the committee, as their representation is very low this time.
Surprisingly the awards committee is headed this time by a cinematographer, S Gopal Reddy, unlike a producer or director all these years. "We have introduced new criteria from this year in appointing members to the committee," managing director of the corporation R V Chandravadan said.
Big wigs who are trying to manage the awards all the time are dumbstruck with the decision of government. So let us expect some transparent awards at least this time and wish there will be no unlucky persons like Ramcharan who missed an appreciation for a genuine performance.
While S Gopal Reddy is the chairman, other members are: Dr Ampasayya Naveen, Prof K Anandan, K Basi Reddy, Karunakar Gopini, Man Mohan Reddy, Mohan Goteti, Dr Raasani V R, Ramani Balabhadrapatruni, Shailendra Kumari Duvvuri, Sridhar Allani, Goreti Venkanna and R V Chandravadan as the member/convener.