King Nagarjuna presented ANR National Awards in a prestigious manner yesterday at a glittering ceremony held in Hyderabad. Nagarjuna announced that Akkineni International Foundation would be presenting the award to Sridevi for the years 2018 and Rekha for the year 2019.
Speaking at the event Nagarjuna shared his association with actresses Sridevi and Rekha. He said, “It was my dad ANR's desire to give the award to Sridevi and Rekha. I did four films with Sridevi and she was like a goddesses. Her untimely death resulted in a huge vacuum in the industry. Rekha did all genre films and I would like to know from her how she did so many films and got such a success rate. I wish to know from her the secret behind her beauty. She did Rangula Ratnam in Telugu."
Rekha then surprised all by correcting Nagarjuna saying, “My first film in Telugu was Inti Guttu and at that time I was just one year old". When Nagarjuna remarked that it does not get counted, Rekha said, “I did the role very well eating ice and playing with toys. Everyone can watch that film once again". With Rekha speaking in chaste Telugu everyone got surprised.
Rekha said for her mother's desire she starred in one Telugu film and will do another one soon and surprise all by speaking in Telugu just like Sridevi did.