The Zee family decided to make the new year, a new decade and the 70th Republic Day with a bang! And, that is how we had the amazing and starry night of Zee Cine Awards Telugu 2020. A night dedicated to celebrating films that make sure to provide us with entertainment. If you missed out on the show, fret not! Because we have summed up the night of glamour, glitz and felicitation right here.
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The show started with the heart and soul of Zee Telugu family, Pradeep Machiraju, Anchor Shyamala and Ravi opening the show with a sweet and funny act. Amongst the many awards and performances, the three hosts ensured that one thing was never compromised. And that was entertainment, entertainment and entertainment!
Ram Pothineni won the award for Favourite Actor Of The Year. On the day as ZCAT 2020, Ram also completed 14 years in the industry. The actor who started his career as a mainstream actor at the age of 15, has come a long way, and his journey, effort and dedication surely deserve acknowledgement.
Charme Kaur received the award for Producer Of The Year. While she had been busy shooting in Bombay for the latest Vijay Deverakonda starrer, Charme expressed that she was overwhelmed to receive the award and flew down just to take it. In her happy and proud moment, the former actor danced it out along with the hosts.
Vijay Deverakonda’s younger brother made his debut last year with Dorasani. This year, Anand Deverakonda bagged the award for the best debutant and also filled in for his brother absence by cheering the crowd with ‘what’s up, what’s up, what’s up…. rowdy boys and girls!’
Popular Internet sensation and actor, Naveen Polishetty showed the talent he housed with Swaroop’s investigation-drama, titled Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya. As he collected his award, the actor made everyone laugh by cracking jokes on his ‘rented outfit from Krishna Nagar’ along with Pradeep. He also mimicked his dialogue from the film.
Legendary filmmaker Kashinathuni Vishwanath garu received the Lifetime Achievement at the ZCAT 2020 by Chiranjeevi and Jaya Prada. The yesteryear filmmaker expressed his gratitude on receiving the honour 10 years after he decided to take voluntary retirement. He also called Chiranjeevi to be his student, friend and his guru.
While Chiranjeevi’s first reaction was “vaammoi“, the actor soon took the mic to express his gratitude for learning the art of acting under his guidance. Chiranjeevi recalled an incident from the days on the sets of Subhelekha. The actor said that he tried to lose weight and skipped his lunch. However, when the filmmaker found out about it, he insisted the actor have his meals. In fact, Vishwanath garu served and fed perugu annam to the actor.
Pooja Hegde received the award for the Favourite Actor Female and had a cordial chat with everyone on the stage. She thanked her fans, danced with Charme and ever sung Samajavaragamana for everyone. While she did speak well in Telugu, Pradeep tried to pull her leg. And! He did not forget flirting with her.
Director turned actor, Tarun Bhasker won an award for his recent outing in Meeku Matrame Chepta. On this occasion, the actor shared how every win feels bittersweet to him. Because for years, his father would gather and polish his medals and awards. However, just when Tarun wanted his father to see his first film, he wasn’t around anymore.
Before calling it a night, a special appreciation award was conferred upon the teams of Priyadarshi’s Mallesham and Naveen’s Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya. Priyadarshi shared his happiness and thanked the Telugu audience for embracing newer films and artists. Naveen, on the other hand, made everyone laugh by tweaking his popular dialogue to suit the situation.
Lastly, the night ended with celebrating the Emperor of Telugu Cinema, Mega Star Chiranjeevi’s contribution in 2019, with Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. As he received the honour, the actor mentioned that we need to support and encourage newer actors to do good. That’s the only way for the industry to flourish. He also spoke about how he would have been a lot happier presenting the award than receiving it.