Telugu Actress Tulasi had announced the Sankarabharanam Awards in the honour of her guru legendary director K. Viswanath. The director was recently conferred the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award and the film fraternity and fans of the filmmaker were in joy. Tulasi had acted in K. Viswanath‘s Sankarabharanam as a child actor and since then has had a steady acting career, majorly in Telugu cinema.
Sankarabharanam Awards, formed in honour of filmmaker K. Vishwanath by actress Tulasi, will honour winners from five film industries which include artists from Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi.
Talking to a news agency, Tulasi said,” My guru and mentor Dadasaheb Phalke awardee, K Viswanath has worked with both the northern and southern industries in his illustrious career. He stands for the unity of our cinema, a beautiful aesthetic medium that knows no boundaries of geography or language.”
Tulasi also said that technicians from all these industries will be honoured with the award. “We have four categories across industries this year. This is because we had less time to organise the event this year. From next year, we will plan much in advance with a more uniform list,” added Tulasi.
Tulasi also confirmed Aamir Khan won Best Actor award for Dangal and Alia Bhatt for Udta Punjab while Jr NTR bagged Best Actor (male) for his performance in Janatha Garage. From the Tamil industry, Dhanush won the Best Director award for his Tamil directorial debut Pa Pandi and actor Dulquer Salmaan won the Best Actor (male) award for his performance in Malayalam film Oru Vadakkan Selfie.