Hyderabad: Yesterday at an award ceremony in Annapurna Studios, Sridevi for the year 2018 and Rekha for the 2019 were felicitated with the ANR (Akkineni Nageswara Rao)National Award for their accomplishments in the film industry. Megastar Chiranjeevi, the chief guest presented the award to Rekha. When announced to Late Sridevi, her husband Boney Kapoor received the award.
Sridevi was last seen making a Cameo appearance in the 2018 film Zero, which was released after her demise. The actor passed away on February 24,2018.
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Rekha, who began her career in Tollywood as a child artist as a one year old (Inti guttu), expressed her desire to act in Telugu film again and will come back to fulfill her mother’s last wish to act in Telugu.
Chiranjeevi, Akkineni Nagarjuna, T. Subbirami reddy and Amala Akkineni were other celebrities who spoke at the event.
-Sai sree, Rachana Journalism College, Hyderabad
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