BIG FM announce BIG Telugu Television Awards 2010

Hyderabad : Renowned director Kodi Ramakrishna, Indian Idol Sriram Chandra and popular television anchor Suma today gave a sneak preview of the scintillating performances and acts that will be witnessed at the grand awards night of the ‘Cocoraj BIG Telugu Television Awards 2010. ‘Cocoraj BIG Telugu Television Awards 2010 is an initiative by Reliance Broadcast Network Limited’s radio arm 92.7 BIG FM and experiential marketing arm BIG Live to celebrate and honour individuals from Telugu television industry who have significantly contributed to take entertainment in Telugu television to greater heights.

The gala awards night scheduled for December 19, 2010 at Shilpkala Vedika will see the coming together of bigwigs from the Television entertainment industry who will not only charm the audiences with their charisma and aura but will also put the stage on fire with their dazzling performances. To ensure an electrifying evening on 19th December, 92.7 BIG FM has roped in heartthrobs Shweta Basu Prasad, renowned actresses Poonam Kaur, Kamla Jethmalani, singers Kausalya, Geetha Madhuri, Srikrishna, Raghu Kuncha, winners of reality dance shows like Dhee, Challenge and Aata from different television channels will together put up outstanding performances. Renowned mimicry artist and comedian Shiva Reddy will ensure audiences stomach rolling with laughter. The night will see many more thrilling performances and acts by various artists from the Telugu television and film industry.

Commenting on the announcement of the performances, RJ Shekar of 92.7 BIG FM commented, “It brings us great pleasure to see the support of some of the talented performers and artist towards the ‘Cocoraj BIG Telugu Television Awards, Telugu’s first ever television awards that will see the coming together of stalwarts from the Telugu Television entertainment industry. I would take this opportunity to thank the performers who have come on board to mesmerize the audiences with their talented acts.

Commenting on this pioneering offering, Mr. Manvendra Gokhale, CEO, Raj Oil Mills Ltd. said, “We are very happy to be presenting the Cocoraj BIG Telugu Television Awards. Raj Oil Mills Ltd is a very long standing company and we see the association in line with the values of our company and that of providing customer satisfaction through quality products like Cocoraj. The awards will provide the impetus for better programmes for the audiences in Andhra Pradesh due the recognition of quality and performance on a public forum with their participation in the process. ”

Speaking on being appointed as Jury, renowned film director Mr. Kodi Ramakrishna said, “I’ve worked in other mediums like theatre and films but Television has always been close to my heart, which is why I readily agreed to be a part of the Jury for Cocoraj BIG Telugu Television Awrads. I’ve had the opportunity to view a lot of good work taking place in the Telugu Television Industry and the process of selecting the nominations has been a rejuvenating creative experience. I’m going to put all of efforts to make sure true talent is recognized in the industry. This will help the industry grow and achieve bigger milestones”.

Speaking on the awards, Ms. Suma, renowned television anchor said, “After having anchored the BIG Ugadi Music Awards in March 2010, I was very impressed with the initiative, grandeur of the award function. Such awards had never taken place in the Telugu Industry before and work as a huge encouragement. On these same lines, when BIG FM approached me to anchor Cocoraj BIG Telugu Television Awards, I gladly agreed. I appreciate their initiative for the Telugu TV Entertainment industry and I believe it is a much awaited step to recognize true talent from Telugu Television Industry.”

Speaking on the occasion, renowned singer and Indian Idol-5 winner Sriram Chandra said, “I feel very proud to receive the ‘Rising Star’ award. I feel honored to be felicitated in the first year of the BIG Telugu Television Awards. The award will not only encourage me but it will inspire millions of budding stars in Andhra Pradesh as well”.

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