Karnataka State Film awards for the years 2014 and 2015 were presented to the winners recently in an event at Bangalore. Chief Minister of the state, Siddaramaiah and other ministers were the guests of honor at the award ceremony.
This was not just a normal award function that happens every year, because CM Siddaramiah made three important announcements at the event, which was appreciated by the dignitaries and audience present in the auditorium.
Let's see what those three announcements were..
Subsidy To Be Given To 125 Films Effective 2016
So far, a subsidy of Rs 10 Lakhs was given to 100 Kannada films per year. From the current year, it will be increased to 125 films, which will be a sigh of relief for the producers to an extent.
Relief For Uday And Anil's Families
CM expressed his grief on the death of Anil and Uday, who lost their lives in Maasti Gudi mishap. Also, he announced compensation of 5 Lakhs each for the families.
Award Ceremony On Dr Rajkumar's Birthday
Another major proclamation by CM was that Karnataka State Film awards ceremony will be held on April 24 henceforth, which is the birth anniversary of matinee idol Dr Rajkumar.
After announcing the relief for Uday and Anil's families, he advised the makers to be extra cautious while shooting for action sequences by citing the example of negligence displayed by the Maasthi Gudi team.
CM Siddaramiah urged Kannada film producers and directors to make meaningful movies which will bring a change in the society. He also congratulated all the winners of Karnataka State Film awards for the years 2014 and 2015.