The state Congress party has elaborate plans to use the Nandi Film Awards presentation function on November 16 as a stepping stone for electoral publicity.
For the the first time, the function is being held at the Lal Bahadur Stadium in Hyderabad. Normally,this function was held at the Telugu Lalitha Kala Thoranam at Public Gardens or at the People’s Plaza on Necklace Road.
According to sources, actors Mahesh Babu and his father Krishna, will be persuaded to use the occasion to boost the election prospects of the ruling party. Krishna will receive the NTR national award for the year 2003 and Mahesh Babu the best actor award for the year 2006 for his film Athadu.
Around 50,000 fans of Krishna and Mahesh are expected to throng the stadium for the awards function.