“I may not get this award again,” said Ramya, who bagged the best actress award (2010) for her performance in the film Sanju Weds Geetha.
Dedicating her award to her late father, she said: “My dad used to sit in front of the TV and listen to the news carrying the names of the award winners. Not finding my name in that, he used to get disappointed.”
“Last year finally my name appeared in the winners list. But bad luck, he was no more. So, I feel happy on one hand for receiving the award and feel sad on the other for missing my father on this occasion,” Ramya said.
“I had doubted the involvement of some kind of politics in this. Any way, I got it this time. I am expressing my doubt openly. So, I don’t know I will get this again or not,” she rounded off.
S Shivaram, the recipient of Dr Rajkumar Award for 2010, complimented the people of Hubli and Dharwad for supporting him throughout.
Calling them his Annadata, Shivaram recalled that he used to come and play ‘Chikkamma’ drama at Kalyana Theatre in Hubli with Dr Rajkumar in 1958.
“When I was a beginner and attempting to establish myself, the people of Hubli-Dharwad have extended their love and affection. I can’t forget you,” Shivaram said.
‘I Feel Proud to be a State Awardee’
On winning her first ever state film award, Harshika Poonachha expressed happiness and said: “I feel proud to be called a state awardee.”
Bhavana, who received the best actress award for her role in Bhagirathi, thanked the entire crew for her success.