Renowned Telugu actor Chiranjeevi presented the Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR) National Award to veteran actors Sridevi (posthumous) and Rekha during a function at Annapurna Seven Acres on Sunday.
Instituted by the Akkineni International Foundation, the award is presented annually to celebrities to honour their decade-long contribution to the Indian cinema.
In her acceptance speech, Rekha recalled her association with ANR. “Annapurna Studios is like my home production and it feels good to have received this honour alongside Sridevi, who is my little sister and an actor par excellence. I did a Telugu film titled Amma Kosam for my mother. And now, I’m here to thank another one of my mothers, Annapurna Studios.”