The second Edition of the SIIMA (South Indian International Movie Awards) 2013 has kick-started in a grand style in Sharjah, Dubai on Thursday (September 12, 2013). The first day of the awards show witnessed a host of stars from Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam walking the red carpet.
Telugu actresses like Kajal Aggarwal, Lakshmi Manchu, Shruti Hassan, Trisha, Priyamani, Shriya Saran, Asin, Charmy Kaur, Nidhi Subbaiah, Pooja Gandhi, Sharmila Mandre, Ragini Dwivedi and few others made it to the red carpet on the opening day of the SIIMA Awards 2013. But many leading actresses like Anushka Shetty, Nayantara, Samantha, Ileana D'Cruz, Taapsee Pannu and a few others were missing on the occasion.
What Surprised many was a very less number of actors were in attendance on the first day of the SIIMA Awards 2013 and most of them were young and less popular stars. Along with show host Rana Daggubati, Telugu actors like Navadeep, Allu Sirish and a few others were seen walking the red carpet. But hardly any Telugu superstar was present on the event.
The experts from Tollywood feel that the announcement of bifurcation of the state has brought the life to standstill. Due to the agitations in both Seemandhra and Telangana, the film industry has almost shut down with no big release for more than a month. All these developments have taken a toll on the business. So most of the leading actors and filmmakers decided to skip the SIIMA Awards 2013. A few opine that since the main awards will be distributed on the second day, many actors are expected to be present on Friday.
We bring you the SIIMA Awards 2013 Photos. Continue to see them in the slideshow.
Kajal Aggarwal has been nominated for the Best Actress category in SIIMA Awards 2013. This stunning actress also walked the red carpet, but her hairstyle was one of the worst on the occasion.
Charmy Kaur was present on the first day of SIIMA Awards 2013. This glamorous babe stunned everyone as she walked the red carpet in her sexy blue dress.
Lakshmi Manchu also hit the red carpet at SIIMA Awards 2013. She was looking hot in white sexy costume, but her worst hairstyle made one of the worst-dressed actresses on the occasion.
Pranitha, who is waiting for the release of Pawan Kalyan's Attarintiki Daredi, walked the red carpet at SIIMA Awards 2013. Clad in blue sexy costume, she stole everyone's attention on the occasion.
Priyamani walked the red carpet at the SIIMA Awards 2013. Clad in black dress, she was another actress to have a bad make up and hairstyle on the occasion.
Shriya Saran was one of the four hosts at the SIIMA Awards 2013. Though the hairstyle was not looking good, she impressed everyone as she walked the red carpet wearing sexy orange dress.
Shruti Hassan was also among the worst-dressed actresses at the SIIMA Awards 2013. She was looking like a vamp in her bad makeup and hairstyle.
Trisha was honoured with 10 years of excellence in cinema award at the SIIMA Awards 2013. She also walked the red carpet.
Asin, who has been busy with her Bollywood project, also made it to the SIIMA Awards 2013. She walked the red carpet donning a black sleeveless blouse and pink designer saree.
Nithya Menon has been nominated for the SIIMA Awards 2013 in the Best Actress category. She walked the red carpet in blue and cream dress with lot of embroidery.
Regina Cassandra, one of the best looking actresses at the SIIMA Awards 2013, stole the show as she walked the red carpet clad in simple orange dress.
Kannada actress Pooja Gandhi, who has featured in a few Telugu movies, walked the red carpet at the SIIMA Awards 2013 wearing a cream blouse and pink saree with jerry border.
Kannada actress Nidhi Subbaiah, who has also featured in a few Telugu movies, was another best dressed actress, who walked the red carpet at the SIIMA Awards 2013.
Sharmila Mandre, who was recently seen with Allari Naresh, walked the red carpet at the SIIMA Awards 2013. She sported designer lehanga choli.
Ragini Dwivedi, who is one of the most popular actresses of South India, walked the red carpet at the SIIMA Awards 2013.
Hansika Motwani hit the red carpet at the SIIMA Awards 2013 wearing a red hot dress. She looked very glamorous on the occasion.
Navadeep, one of the hottest hunks of Tollywood, walked the red carpet at the SIIMA Awards 2013.
Allu Arjun's brother Sirish, a budding actor from Tollywood, walked the red carpet at the SIIMA Awards 2013.
Sonu Sood And Parvathy Omanakuttan
Sonu Sood and Parvathy Omanakuttan host the shows on the first day at the SIIMA Awards 2013. They were looking gorgeous as they anchored the show. Click here to see more photos