The United Andhra Pradesh governments used to award prestigious Nandi Awards to the big and small screen industries for their phenomenal work annually. They stopped these awards many years back. Post-bifurcation, the awards have split in between the two Telugu States.
As the government in AP has decided to continue the same name, Telangana government has decided to change the name. Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav has given crucial information regarding these awards. Srinivas said that they are reviving these awards again with another name. They are looking some names like ‘Simha’, Telangana’s pride ‘Warangal Thoranam’, Telangana State bird ‘Paala Pitta’ or ‘Nemali’. These awards will be organized for the coming Dussehra. The government will finalize one name and shape soon and will be announced.
Meanwhile, the government is keen on hiring some veteran and versatile celebrities from Telugu Film Industry as the Jury. They will form as separate teams for each individual year for all the missed years so far.