The first edition of South Indian International Movie Awards has brought some glory to two of the happening Tollywoodians – Nani and Rana Daggubati. With Veppam (Sega), Nani stole the show in Tamil Nadu. As he awaits the release of Naan Ee (Eega), he has won an award at SIIMA. The category in which he has won the award is ‘Rising Star of South Indian Cinema’.
Rana’s Bollywood (read Dum Maro Dum, Department) and Hollywood (Aditya Bhattacharya’s film) endeavours and the publicity drive (helped in no small measure by the media) have helped him bag the ‘Youth Icon of South Indian Cinema’ award. Claps!
The two actors have got well-deserved awards. It may be noted that Nani is definitely a rising star. If Naan Ee becomes a hit, he will have received a great fillip to his career. As of Rana, the actor has shown resoluteness and imagination by trying to make his mark in more than one industry. That he has his eyes cast on Kollywood makes him an icon, at least for his contemporaries.