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Udaya Soundari tops Pradhana Vizha 2014 nominees list

Singapore actress-host Udaya Soundari leads the pack with four nominations at this year's Pradhana Vizha, an awards show which recognises the best talents in the Indian television industry here.

SINGAPORE: Singapore actress-host Udaya Soundari received four nominations at this year’s Pradhana Vizha, an awards show which recognises the best talents in the Indian television industry here.

Udaya was nominated for Best Actress, Best Host (Variety), Best Host (Info-Ed) and Most Popular Female Personality.

“When I first heard about it, I was shocked because I really didn’t expect four nominations.

“I really, really try to keep my expectations low, because every year the nominations numbers are quite impressive but I miss out on the awards!” said Udaya with a laugh, during a special media event on Wednesday to announce the nominees of Pradhana Vizha 2014.

Even though it could be a potentially heartbreaking evening for Udaya, the bubbly actress-host said she is still looking forward to the awards show.

“It’s like attending a huge prom. You don’t care whether you get an award or not,” said Udaya.

“All you want to do is dress up really nicely, walk down the red carpet and take lots of photos!”

Other notable nominees include television host Jay Nesh Isuran, who has garnered three nominations, and veteran actor V.Mohan, who is in the running for both Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor/Actress In A Villain Role.

Best Actor/Actress In A Villain Role is one of two new award categories at this year’s Pradhana Vizha, along with Best Actor/Actress In A Comedy Role.

These new categories were added to recognise the efforts of Vasantham’s artistes, and motivate them to further hone their craft.

Apart from having two new award categories, this year’s Pradhana Vizha will also take place at a new venue.

The awards show will be held at the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore on July 31.

A total of 27 awards will be given out at Pradhana Vizha 2014, which will be hosted by Udaya, Jay Nesh and Saravanan Ayyavoo.

Can't turn up for the show? No problem.

Pradhana Vizha 2014 will be broadcast live on July 31, 9pm on Vasantham.

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