Filmfare South 2015
Telugu superstar Venkatesh, Filmfare editor Jithesh Pillai and Brittania Marketing Director Ali Harris Shere at Filmfare South Press ConferenceTwitter/ Filmfare

The mania of Filmfare Awards South 2015 has started with the press conference held on Wednesday, 3 July. Telugu superstar Venkatesh has embarked the beginning of the most-awaited award function at the press conference.

At the press conference, the five-time Filmfare award-winning actor said that he share a "a very special relationship" with Filmfare.

Venkatesh said his favourites for this year's best actor awards are Naga Chaithanya and Allu Arjun. Adding to his experience with movies last year, the superstar mentioned that working for "Drishyam" was a different experience altogether.

The superstar also added that he will be announcing two films in the month of July.

Filmfare editor Jithesh Pillai who was present at the press conference said Venkatesh is like a family and also mentioned that a total of 350 movies will compete for this year's Filmfare Awards.

Here are updates from Filmfare Awards South 2015 press conference: