The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Utsavam, the second edition of the best South Indian cinema festival, started off with a bang with some of the who’s who in Tamil, Mayalayam, Telugu and Kannada film stars gracing the function in the last two days.
The awards ceremony was hosted by Rana Daggubati and 'Mirchi' Shiva for the Tamil awards category, whereas Tini Tom and Pearle Maaney did the honours for the Malayalam awards category.
While it was A R Rahman who was the star attraction on the day one, the focus of the media on the second day was not on film stars but on Himanshu, son of Telangana IT minister K T Rama Rao.
As if he is a big film star, Himanshu went around the stage and made a hungama, drawing attention of the media.
He told media that he had no favourite film stars in the Telugu or Hindi film industry.
“I watch good films of all the film stars. If I like a particular film, I watch it again and again. Recently, I watched Katamarayudu of Pawan Kalyan along with my father,” Himanshu said.
The young scion of KCR family said he love swimming as an outdoor game and video games indoor.
Despite all its grandeur and a stunning stage set up, lacked star power. Except for AR Rahman, Madhavan, Kunchako Boban, Rakul Preet and Hansika, Akhil Akkineni, Sai Dharam Tej and Jayam Ravi, there were no big names at the event.
Nagarjuna, who won the award for Best Supporting Actor couldn't attend the event and instead his son Akhil Akkineni collected the award on his behalf.