Prestigious 'ANR National Award' for the years 2018 and 2019 has been announced to Late Sridevi and Rekha. Megastar Chiranjeevi will attend the grand event, which will be held at Annapurna Studios 7 acres in Hyderabad on 17th November. Boney Kapoor and family members will receive the award on behalf of Sridevi and Rekha will also receive the award.
Nagarjuna and T.Subbirami Reddy talked about the event at a press meet held at Annapurna 7 acres.
TSR said, "ANR National Award is a very prestigious award. The award presentation event will be held grandly on 17th November. ANR was not only a great actor, he had a unique personality too. He lives on forever in hearts of Telugu people. When ANR received 'Dada Saheb Phalke' award, he said to me that he wanted to start an award in his name and it should be continued even if he is not around. Devanand received the award in 2006 and SS Rajamouli was felicitated with it in 2017. ANR wanted to give the award to Sridevi, who made everyone proud with her acting skills. Rekha is also from a Telugu woman, who got popular across the country. Nagarjuna should be appreciated for fulfilling his dad's dream".
Nagarjuna said, "As said by Subbirami Reddy garu, this is a prestigious award for us. We will continue presenting this award as it was our father's dream. TSR is one of the persons, behind the success of this award. He was a close friend to my dad and also got close to me. He has been guiding our family ever since dad passed away. Dad wanted him to be the award board's president. Annapurna institute of film and media was started seven years ago and it has now become an international school. Even international students are attending classes now. The strength of the classes is more than 450 now. We started their graduation ceremony along with this event. Some students received graduation certificates at the hands of Amitabh Bachchan and SS Rajamouli. Rekha garu will present the certificates to 70 students this year. Boney Kapoor and his family members will receive the award on behalf of late Sridevi. Rekha garu said that she learnt a lot from my dad and will attend the event. Megastar Chiranjeevi will grace the event as chief guest. Along with the awards, Rs.5 lakhs prize money will be presented".