SIIMA Awards 2022 kicked off its tenth year and was expected to be a star-studded event. The award function which is a two-day event was held in Bengaluru and was expected to host a wide range of stars from the Sandalwood and Tollywood. While A-list celebs like Ranveer Singh, Vijay Deverakonda, Yash, and Allu Arjun made brief and late appearances, the massive fan crowding, and an undersized red-carpet space led to much chaos on the first day of SIIMA.
The event was expected to have massive media coverage from across the country with delegates from major publications and channels being present at the event. However, the sheer chaos and lack of space led to several mishaps and disorganization. From embarrassing red-carpet moments, the chaos became an issue that remained unaddressed. Furthermore, the media entourage remained seat-less as the extensive crowd left the venue jam packed. While fans were crowding the entrance too of the venue, it lead to chaotic situation on the red carpet as the media struggled to interact with the bigwigs of the industry. Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh bore the brunt of the madness as a fan accidentally hit his face.
Rana Daggubati, who hosted the event, arrived early, and interacted with the media rather fleetingly. But stars like Kamal Haasan who came to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award couldn’t interact as the crowd and heavy security posed hindrance.