Filmfare awards set a date with the south.
The south edition of the 61st Idea Filmfare Awards is all set to take place in the city of Chennai – Tamil Nadu’s state capital – on July 12, 2014. The event was announced at a press conference held at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Chennai.
Actor Dhanush who made this official announcement at the press conference said, “Filmfare Award is really special. The award ceremony that is held every year is now a part of our culture. It is every actor’s dream to win a Filmfare Award, and it was my dream too. I came to this industry in 2002 and was waiting to win the Black Lady’s heart for several years. It never happened. I had to break the ice and flirt with the Black Lady and finally, Aadukalam happened in 2008 and I won my first Filmfare Award for it.”
When the south edition of Filmfare started off, only Tamil and Telugu films were considered eligible for the awards. It was only later on that Malayalam and Kannada films became part of the Filmfare’s south edition in 1966 and 1969, respectively.
The awards ceremony will be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor stadium in Chennai.