August 4 , 2007
Family comes first to Mahesh Babu
Mahesh Babu is very close to his grandmother (photo). And she is in critical condition now. Hence Mahesh Babu skipped attending the filmfare function to receive the best actor award for his industry hit Pokiri. He sent his wife Namrata to receive the award on his behalf. In a message sent through Namrata, he reiterated that filmfare award means a lot to him and summed it up by saying that he is dedicating this filmfare award to his grandmother.
Puri Jagan stayed away from his family for 6 months
Puri Jagan told one of his most personal matter today at Filmfare awards function while receiving best director award for Pokiri. He said that he stayed away from his wife and his family (photo) for six months while making Pokiri. He decided not to visit his house during that period. He thanked his wife for accepting him back when he returned his house after six month. He dedicated his filmfare award to his wife.
Legend award to Chiranjeevi and Mammotty
Filmfare award committee honored Chiranjeevi and Mammotty with legend awards today. Amitab Bachchan graced the occasion to honor these two legends. Lifetime achievement awards were given to P Sushila and Krishnam Raju on this occasion.
Amitab proves his humbleness again
Amitab Bachchan has lots of respect for other actors and always encourages them with good words. Amitab Bachchan called Chiranjeevi as king of Indian cinema when he attended the felicitation of Chiranjeevi after receiving Padma Bhushan award. After presenting the Filmfare legend awards to Chiranjeevi and Mammotty, he said that though he is tall in physical height, he is shorter to these southern superstars in stature. He also said that the contribution made by Chiranjeevi and Mammootty is more than what he has done to Indian film industry.
Chiranjeevi calls Amitabh a headmaster
Moved by the generous gesture of Amitab, Chiranjeevi responded to him by saying he is just a student and Amitab Bachchan is like a headmaster. It always makes him nervous to stand in front of his headmaster. He thanked his technicians, producers, directors and most importantly fans for making him achieve this award.
Genelia thanks her puppies
Genelia has received terrific applause for her performance in Bommarillu film. And she gets emotional whenever we mention about Bommarillu film. After receiving award, she thanked each and every family member for giving her strength. She also thanked her two puppies she brought from Mumbai for this occasion!
A day of dedications
Lawrence thanked the producer for filmfare award. Ram dedicated his award to YVS Chowdary. Ileana dedicated it to her mom. Veturi gave due respect to Balu by saying that half of the credit goes to the singer Balu for Spangle (Godavari) song and dedicated it to Balu. Mamata Mohandas thanked Devi Sri Prasad for making her popular in Telugu as singer even before the release of first straight film.