Sparkling dances, bright medleys and the presence of the best from both Telugu and Hindi film industry was the upshot of an enterprise taken up by the T. Subbarami Reddy Lalithakala Parishath. Raveena Tandon and Namitha dazzled everyone with their performance.
Dharmendra was honoured the Bollywood Evergreen Hero; Shatrughan Sinha the Bollywood Dynamic Star. Star director Subhash Ghai and Juhi Chawla were also honoured.
Nandamuri Balakrishna received the Best Actor Award and the best actress turned out to be Priyamani. While Akkinneni Nageswara Rao was honoured with Pride of India Award, other Telugu stars who received awards included Mohan Babu (Outstanding Actor), Vijayashanti (Silver Screen Empress), D. Rama Naidu (Star Producer), Krishnam Raju (Rebel Hero) and Chiranjeevi (Star of Millennium Award).
The others who were selected for awards included Prakash Raj (Best Character Actor), Meena and Bhumika (Special Jury), Samantha (Best Heroine), Ravi Teja (Sensational Artiste), Dasari Narayana Rao (Star Director) and Brahmanandam (Best Comedian). The other awardees included Jayasudha, Jayaprada, Tapasee, Rana, Sai Kumar and Manoj.