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South Scope Style Awards2009 presentation
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October 26, 2009


Style awards instituted by recently started South Scope magazine were given away at a high profile function organized in Novotel, HICC, Hyderabad on the night of 25 October.

Here is the list of winners:


Actor: NTR (Kantri)
Actress: Ileana (Jalsa)
Film: Surender Reddy (Athithi)
Fight Choreography: Peter Haynes (Munna, Ready)
Album: Devi Sri Prasad (Jalsa)
Song Choreography: Raju Sundaram (Kantri)


Actor: Dhanush (Polladhavan)
Actress: Shriya Saran (Shivaji)
Film: Vishnuvardhan (Billa)
Fight Choreography: Rajashekar (Subramanyapuram)
Album: Haaris Jayaraj (Dhaam Dhoom)
Song Choreography: Prabhudeva (Sivaji)


Actor: Mammotty (Annan Thambi)
Actress: Lakshmi Roy (Rock and Roll)
Film: Joshy (Twenty: 20)
Fight Choreography: Stun Siva (Twenty: 20)
Album: M Jayachandran (Madambi)
Song Choreography: Brinda (Twenty: 20)


Actor: Puneet Raj Kumar (Vamsi, Raj)
Actress: Sharmila Mandre (Sajini/Krishna)
Film: Yogaraj Bhatt (Gaalipata)
Fight Choreography: Palani Raja (Gaja)
Album: Mano Murthy (Mungare Male)
Song Choreography: Harsha (Geleya, Ee Sanja Yaakaagide)


Youth Icon (Male): Surya
Youth Icon (Female): Nayanatara

The Scintillating Performances: Apart from the award presentation, the event also included performances by Nikhita, Jennifer Kotwal, Mumaith Khan, Devi Sri Prasad and Priyamani.

A Fashion Show by the stars: Three fashion sequences were also interspersed with the award presentation. The first sequence was put together by Asif Merchant, that depicted the black and white era of southern cinema. This was followed by the retro theme sequence designed by Ashwin Mawle and the third captured the essence of contemporary style in southern cinema, put together by Ashwin Mawle again and a group of other designers.

In the last segement of the fashion show, the Ram Charan walked the ramp, the first time any telugu star did that. Soon, his cousin Allu Arjun walked the ramp along with Shruti Haasan, representing the new breed of South Indian cinema.

Allu Arjun’s tribute to Micheal Jackson: Usually male stars in the South do not perform on stage. But, Allu Arjun once again swam against the tide breaking age-old traditions and danced to a medley of Micheal Jackson’s popular tunes.

The crowd was in awe of his performance. Arjun recollected that his studio where he practices dance, has poster of three people who are his idols – Micheal Jackson, Chiranjeevi and Prabhudeva. And Prabhudeva who was in the audience, was moved and came on stage on Arjun’s request and performed the moon-walk, MJ’s trademark step along with him. The host for the evening Ganesh Venkatraman aptly summed it up that it was a rare moment to see both the Micheal Jacksons of India performing together on stage.

A large number of stars from all four industries attended the event including Chiranjeevi, Venkatesh, Prabhu Deva, Nayanthara, Shriya Saran, Dhanush, Lakshmi Rai, Sharmila Mandre, Shraddha Das and many more. Bollywood actor and a style icon of yesteryears, Zeenat Aman was present too apart from former cricketer, Mohommad Azharuddin.

The MBS Southscope Style Awards was supported by MBS Jewellers, Botanika, TV9, Aditya Park, Seagrams, HICC, Excess, Ad Age and Radio Mirchi,

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