ICYMI, RPSG Group and HELLO! India hosted the first-ever South Edition of HELLO! Hall Of Fame Awards on January 24 in Hyderabad recently. The awards night was dedicated to the most glamorous movie stars, eminent business icons, stellar sports personalities, doyens of art and culture, regal royalty and fashionistas over champagne-laden celebrations all under one roof.
The theme for the evening is ‘A Night at the Opera’ added an element of mystique and grandeur to the occasion, with all things red, gold and ornate. Building on the 10 years of success of HELLO! Hall of Fame, the South edition turned out to be one big star-studded affair, hosted by singer, and actress Sophie Choudry, who bid adieu to the guests with a promise of setting new benchmarks with the next edition.
What an honour to be sharing the stage with such wonderful actors. Thank you @HELLOmagIndia for the recognition. This only fuels me to do more!— Dev Mohan (@ActorDevMohan) January 25, 2023
It’s always wonderful spending time with you brother @dulQuer 🤗#hellomagazine#Awards#aboutlastnightpic.twitter.com/RXvXkvcH3F
We witnessed live performances, experienced the winners high and made merry at HELLO! Hall of Fame Awards - South, in association with Obeetee Carpets, Brew & Bliss and OnePlus. Joining the event to commemorate the achievers will be Jewellery Partner Kishandas & Co, Fragrance Partner Engage L’amante, Celebration Partner Glenfiddich, Luxury Partner Fabelle Exquisite Chocolates, Snacking Partner Bingo, Hospitality Partner Taj Krishna, Gifting Partner Saregama Carvaan and Decor Partner Casa Fleur.
Stars and socialites from across South India, including Vijay Devarakonda, Dulquer Salmaan, Hansika Motwani, Aditi Rao Hydari and Mrunal Thakur, among others, came decked up in their sartorial best and gave us many adorable moments for our archives. Here are some of the most memorable moments from the glitzy night.
Vijay Deverakonda catching up with Aditi Rao Hydari and Adivi Sesh
A video from the event that instantly went viral on the internet was of Vijay Deverakonda, Adivi Sesh and Aditi Rao Hydari catching up with each other and sharing warm hugs.
Sophie Choudry jamming with Devi Sri Prasad
One of our favourite impromptu moments from HHOF South was when our gorgeous, multi-talented host, Sophie Choudry, started jamming on stage with music composer Devi Sri Prasad on the blockbuster track ‘Oo Antava’ after he won Hello’s ‘music composer of the year’ award.
PV Sindhu and Vijay Deverakonda posing for pictures together with their trophies
A post-event crossover moment that deserves to be framed was of ace badminton player PV Sindhu and our very own ‘rowdy’ boy Vijay posing for pictures together with each of their trophies.
Winning moment of all the trophy-winners on stage
Eminent personalities from diverse fields, including Mrunal Thakur, Adivi Sesh, Dulquer Salmaan, Vinita Chaitanya and Kulsum Shadab Wahab, among others, got together on the stage to show off their dazzling trophies and pose together for the perfect photo op at the end of the awards night.
Namrata Shirodkar posing with the boss-lady of HELLO! India
Former actress and supermodel (and the better half of our favourite south megastar Mahesh Babu), Namrata Shirodkar, was a vision in white as she posed for the shutterbugs on the red carpet. She also caught up with Hello India’s editor-in-chief Ruchika Mehta and shared warm hugs with her on the red carpet, sending fans into a frenzy.