Akkineni Nagarjuna has announced that late Bollywood lady superstar Sridevi and the evergreen actress Rekha will be given the ANR Awards for their cinematic accomplishments.
Speaking to reporters, Nagarjuna, who has been giving away these awards in memory of his father and legendary Telugu actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR), said that while Sridevi will be honoured for her contribution to cinema for the year 2018, Rekha will be felicitated for excellence in cinema for 2019.
In a tweet, Nagarjuna’s Annapoorna Studios said: “The ANR Awards for the year 2018 & 2019 were announced today. Late Sridevi B Kapoor & Ms Rekha will be awarded at a ceremony on Nov 17th. Mr Chiranjeevi Garu will attend as a special guest for the occasion.@acfmofficial third convocation will follow the ceremony.”
The award ceremony will take place at Annapoorna Studios in Hyderabad on November 17. Chiranjeevi has been invited to present the award to the two recipients. While Boney Kapoor will receive the award on behalf of Sridevi, Rekha will personally receive the honour.
At the event, Nagarjuna will also be honouring other talents in the industry, and the event is expected to be attended by many celebrities from Tollywood and other film industries.