Dada Saheb Phalke Award winner K Viswanath and playback singer SP Balasubramanyam were grandly felicitated by Film Nagar Cultural Center (FNCC). Megastar Chiranjeevi graced the event as chief guest and felicitated K Viswanath. Actor Venkatesh felicitated SP Balasubramanyam.
While speaking on the occasion, K Viswanath said, “I came here just as a normal person, not as a recipient of Dada Saheb Phalke Award. Tomorrow some other person may receive the award. I am always yours Kasinathuni Viswanath. It’s such an honour to be felicitated by FNCC.”
On this occasion, Megastar Chiranjeevi said, “This function is very special to me. It’s such a great honour to be here to felicitate K Viswanath garu and SP Balasubramanyam garu on the same stage. Awards are not new to them. I am thankful to FNCC for having given me the opportunity to felicitate them. Both are legendary personalities in Telugu film industry. No need to specially explain about the visual wonders the combination has created. ‘Sankarabharanam’ is one of the most unforgettable films. If we have to speak about Telugu cinema, we have to mention it as before Sankarabharanam and after Sankarabharanam. It’s a milestone movie. I have done several films with K Viswanath garu. His films only brought class as well as mass image to me. He is always my godfather. I am thankful to FNCC team for organising the event in a grand way.”
Addressing the gathering, SP Balasubramanyam said, “I have been connected from 51 years with the film industry. I am thankful to the film industry and audience for accepting me since these many years. Having been felicitated by FNCC along with brother Viswanath garu is the most unforgettable moment in my life. It’s a pride and has given me immense happiness.”
Senior actor Kaikala Satyanarayana, veteran actors Suhasini, Bhanupriya, Tulasi and Roja Ramani, Kodanda Ramireddy, CV Reddy, Sabitha Dil Raju, Sathish Vegesna, Tarun Bhaskar, Raj kandukuri, C Kalyan, Kodali Venkateswara Rao and Paruchuri Gopala Krishna and some others have graced the event.
FNCC President KS Ramarao, Vice President K Venkateswara Rao, Secretary Rajasekhar Reddy, Joint Secretary T Rangarao, Treasurer CH Srinivasa Raju and committee members Aadiseshagiri Rao, Kaza Suryanarayana Raju, J Ravindranath, Raghunandan Reddy, N Bhaskar, Paruchuri Naga Sushma, Shailaja Jujala and K Madan Mohana Rao and some others were present at the event.