The organisers of 61st Idea South Filmfare Awards 2013 held a press conference on Tuesday evening in Hyderabad to announce the nominations for various categories in Telugu films. Popular South Indian actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu, who was the chief guest on the occasion, announced the names of nominees. The Awards will be given away to Telugu films in 10 different categories.
Tarun Rai, Chief Executive Officer of Worldwide Media and Rajat Mukarji, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of Idea Cellular held a press conference in Hyderabad on Tuesday. Addressing the conference, Tarun Rai said, "Awards will be given away to Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam films in 10 categories. Out of the 607 films produced by the South Indian film industry last year, 205 are in contention for the awards."
Five Telugu films like Attarintiki Daredi, Gunde Jaari Gallanthayyiinde, Mirchi, Seethamma Vaakitlo Sirimalle Chettu and Uyyala Jampala are in contention for the Best Film. CEO Tarun Rai added, "The nominations were chosen from a list of popular and critically acclaimed films after tabulation of the data from a vote count. A specially-appointed jury will now help pick the winners from nominees in each regional category."
The 61st Idea South Filmfare Awards 2013 will be held at the Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai on July 12 an it is going to be starry and glitzy event with all leading stars from Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada swarming in on the occasion. Continue to slide to see the nominations list of Telugu films of the 61st Idea South Filmfare Awards 2013.