BENGALURU: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah promised to implement price capping of Rs 200 for multiplex tickets— announced in this year’s budget — in two to three days. He was speaking at Karnataka State Film Awards for the year 2016 here on Monday.
Karnataka became the second state after Tamil Nadu to impose a ceiling on ticket prices in March this year. The government also plans to make it mandatory for multiplexes to screen Kannada movies between 1:30 pm and 7:30 pm, he said.
CM also said that Dr Rajkumar’s birthday will be celebrated in every district from next year and not just in Bengaluru. Dr Raj’s statue will be unveiled on Delhi’s Kannada Sangha premises, he added. He said that from next year onwards even Kannada cinema distributors will also get awards.
On the occasion of Dr Rajkumar’s 88th birth anniversary, he distributed Kannada State Film Awards.
This year, around 126 films won awards across various categories. Advani Lakshmi Devi, veteran Kannada film actress won the Dr Rajkumar Award, K V Raju, Kannada writer won the Puttanna Kanagal Award, and K Chinnappa won the Dr Vishnuvardhan Award.
The award consists of Rs 2 lakh, a gold medal and a citation. Amaravathi won the Best Film, Director and Actor awards. B M Giriraj and Achyuth Kumar won the Best Director and Actor awards respectively for Amaravathi. Shruthi Hariharan won the Best Actress award for her role in Beautiful Manasugalu.