For any individual who is part of Telugu cinema or Telugu television or Telugu theater, the most coveted achievement in his/her life is receiving the prestigious Nandi Award. This is a rare honor given to those individuals whose contribution for Telugu’s literary and world of art is outstanding.
But now, a new discussion has risen among the intellectuals. They are not sure what would be the venue now that bifurcation has taken place. Apparently, the Nandi Awards event is done by the government of Andhra Pradesh and given that logic, will it be held in Vijayawada only from now onwards?
The other question being raised is, will that lead to the Telangana government coming up with their own version of Nandi awards? The majority of them say the Nandi Awards is a mark of respect and honor of Telugu people on the whole so it would be perfect if both the governments host it together and build that element of harmony. They suggest Hyderabad and Vijayawada can become alternative venues.