Nazim Arshad received the award.
The popular singer started his career with the song ‘Mizinir’ in the Malayalam film ‘Mission 90 Days’ in 200 singers. He won the award for Athmaville for last year’s superhit film ‘Ketiolanu Ante Malakhaya’ Gone.
The musician told PTI, “For the last few years, when the awards were announced, I would turn off the TV … I didn’t want to feel frustrated (not getting the award). This time, it was completely unexpected. I’m so happy I express my happiness. Can’t
When the state film awards were announced on Tuesday, Arshad was on holiday in Thekkady (Kerala) with family and music director William Francis. Francis informed Arshad about receiving the award, but Arshad believed it as soon as people started congratulating him on the phone. “It was an emotional moment and there were tears in his eyes,” Francis said.