The high court of Karnataka stayed the giving away of the State Film Award 2010-11 on Tuesday. Justice Abdul Nazeer recalled his earlier order issued in May and ordered that, the State cannot go ahead with the process of giving away the awards. In April, the court had ordered that it cannot give an interim stay but said the award would be subject to the final outcome of the case. Now the State cannot even give away the awards.
The first petition filed by Priya Hasan said her film Bindas Hudugi deserved an award while challenging a special jury award to Ayesha for her stunts alone though she was from another state and did not dub her own voice. Another petition by Basant Kumar Patil demanded that as the winner of highest number of national awards, his film Bettada Jeeva based on Shivarama Karanth