The event was graced by many renowned celebrities from across the country and megastar Chiranjeevi was the chief guest of the night. As this event is held by Akkineni's, all the family members were present at the event barring Samantha. This came as a shock to everyone as the 'Oh! Baby' actress never misses such special occasions. Many wondered what was the reason behind her absence. As the shooting of '96' is wrapped up already, people are thinking that she might have been busy working on her debut web-series, 'Family Man 2'.
Though it may be true, some are criticizing her saying that if Boney Kapoor could fly from New York for this award show, why can't the Akkineni daughter-in-law be present at the event. We need to wait and see how Chaitanya or Sam responds to this.