Puttaraju and Chitrali have been declared joint winners of the first season of popular Kannada show Drama Juniors. The winners have been honoured with trophies apart from getting cash prizes.
How much money the winners took home?
Sources say that Puttaraju and Chitrali have been paid Rs 4 lakh each. Although the money appears to be less given that their presence has generated a lot of TRPs for Zee Kannada, the show became a good platform to showcase their acting skills.
Mahendra, the first runner-up, has received Rs 2 lakh, while second runner-up Amogha has won Rs 1 lakh, add sources.
The grand finale was shot at a specially erected set at the Vidyadana Samithi High School grounds in Karnataka's Gadag district. It was held on September 25 with much fanfare. Yogaraj Bhat and Priyamani were said to be the special guests at the event.
There were eight contestants -- Achintya, Tushar, Puttaraju, Amogha, Chitrali, Mahindra, Revathi and Tejaswini â€" in the grand finale of the Master Anand-hosted show. The judges â€" TN Seetharam, Lakshmi and Vijay Raghavendra â€" announced the winners based on the audience votes.
Drama Juniors, which began in April, has been a popular show in Kannada. The grand finale will be aired on October 1 and 2.