Four times Swarna Kamal (Golden Lotus) winner, director Girish
Kasaravalli received the best film award at the state level and for
national honor at the 55th annual national film awards in a
majestic ceremony on Sunday evening at Nehru Stadium in his
The director addressed the audience expressing that he used to
play sports like Kabbaddi and badminton at the Nehru Stadium when
he was young and would hear speeches of Ram Manohar Lohia in his
school and college days.
He stated that though the government is giving benefits like
'Kamadhenu", good quality films are not being produced. He also
feels that the relief of the government, though utilized well in
Maharashtra, is not the same in Karnataka.