The Nandi Awards for 2008 were presented to the winners at a glittering ceremony held on the Ugadi day at Lalitha Kala Thoranam, Public Gardens, Hyderabad.
The NTR National Award was given away to Jamuna, Raghupati Venkaiah Award to Vijatanirmala, B.N. Reddy National Award to KD Tilak and BN Reddy-Chakrapani award to Ramesh Prasad of Prasad’s IMAX for the year 2008.
Speaking at the Nandi Award ceremony the CM assured that if the film industry submits a report on how to effectively implement the anti-piracy laws that already exist, his government will execute them. Minister for cinematography, J. Geeta Reddy, said that the government is even ready to bring piracy under the AP Control of Organised Crime Act if the industry demands.