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I Expected State Award For Shivaraj Kumar’s Role In Thamassu: Agni Shridhar

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Novelist-director-journalist Agni Shridhar is happy that his directorial venture Thamassu won three State Awards - Second Best Movie, Best Screenplay (Agni Shridhar) and Best Supporting Actor - Female (Harshika Poonacha).

Amidst his busy schedule, Agni Shridhar spoke to Oneindia, and thanked all the State Awards committee members for recognising his movie. He thanked Thamassu team and said that it was a team work which resulted in the success.

"It was a team work. Instead of me getting the award, I would have been happy if my team mates would have got. I like to dedicate this award for the people, who were involved in the making of Thamassu," Agni Shridhar added.

He also expressed his unhappiness for the delay of the award and said that government was irresponsible in forming the committee. "I am not targeting anyone, but government should have been careful in forming the committee," Agni Shridhar quoted.

The first list of the Karnataka State awards was objected by Basant Kumar Patil and actress Priya Hassan for including the cinematographer Ashok Kashyap in the committee when the movie Super was in the list. Ashok was the cinematographer of the movie. Following which, the High Court had issued stay order for the State Awards in June 2013.

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