SIIMA awards 2016 that is being held at Singapore this year celebrates the best of South cinema.
The award ceremony will be held across two days, with today, they will be announcing the winners for Telugu and Kannada cinema for last year.
Day 1 had stars from both the industries in major attendance, with megastar Chiranjeevi, Allu Arjun, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Shruti Haasan, Puneeth Rajkumar, Nithya Menen, Kushboo, Suhasini Maniratnam, Vedhika, Rakul Preet Singh, Pranitha Subhash, Rana Daggubati, Usha Uthup were a part of the event. Tamil superstar Vikram was also present for the same, as the Telugu version of his upcoming film Irumugam was unveiled by Chiranjeevi. Bollywood stars and siblings Huma Qureshi and Saqib Saleem were also part of the guest lists.
Popular star Mahesh Babu won the Best Actor award for last year's blockbuster Srimanthudu in Telugu, while Puneeth Rajkumar got the same for his performance in Ranavikrama in Kannada. Shruti Haasan got the Best Actress award in Telugu for Srimanthudu, while Rachita Ram got it for Kannada for Ranna. Allu Arjun got the Best Actor Critics award for his performance in Rudhramadevi, while Anushka Shetty got the Best Actress Critics for the same film.
The Best film (Telugu) went, unsurprisingly to Baahubali which also bagged the Best Director's award for SS Rajamouli. The Best Film (Kannada) went to Mythri, while actor Upendra got the Best Director's award for Uppi 2.
The event was hosted by Ali and Lakshmi Manchu, while we saw performances of DSP, Pragya Jaiswal, Sayyeshaa.
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