Nandi awards and controversies go together, this year's edition of Nandi awards announced by the State Government being no exception.

The choice of several films came in for stringent criticism.

And a notable exclusion from the winners list was Prabhu Deva, whose directorial venture `Nuvvosthanante Nenoddantana' went on to become one of the biggest grosser ever.

The film won actress Trisha the best actress award, Srihari best supporting actor award, Santoshini best comedian actress award, Vivek best art director besides the coveted `Best Home Viewing Feature Film award'.

But the captain of `Nuvvosthanante Nenoddantana' had to go without any.

But nothing can be bigger than audience wholehearted acceptance right?