Umasri, who got the award for best actress at Osian's for her performance in Gulabi Talkies, was also present in the gathering. She opined that the film should be given a prime theatre opening although it is an offbeat film. She also said that she has always been a director's actor in her career spanning 28 years. She urged KFCC president Dr. Jayamala to make arrangements for the movie's early release.
Dr. Jayamala reacted immediately, saying she would allocate a theatre for the film's release. She also remembered that when she had acted under the direction of Girish Kasravalli in Thai Saheba she had won a special Jury award at the national level.
Producer Basanthkumar Patil expressed his happiness in getting the award for Gulabi Talkies. He had earlier produced Naayi Neralu with Kasaravalli, which brought fame to his banner. Now Gulabi Talkies has won Rs. 20 lakhs in prize money at the Osian's and Umasri won Rs.2 lakhs. He also announced a new children"s film under the direction of Kasaravalli.