The ANR National Awards event took place last night in Hyderabad. T. Subba Rami Reddy, Megastar Chiranjeevi, and others attended the event as chief guests. Vijay Deverakonda too graced the occasion along with the entire Akkineni family members. Late Sridevi and Rekha got awards for the years 2018 and 2019 respectively. Boney Kapoor received the award and Rekha too made her presence.
On this occasion, Mega Star Chiranjeevi said, "My mother Anjana Devi likes Nageshwara Rao Garu a lot. She watched Rojulu Marayi when she was carrying me. Acting with ANR in Mechanic Alludu was a memorable experience for me. I learned discipline from him. Sridevi Ji became India's Lady superstar and we all love her. With the love I have for Rekha Ji, I call my wife Surekha as Rekha."
Rekha thanked everyone for giving her the award. "My first Telugu film was Inti Guttu. Suvarna Sundari was the first film that I watched in my life. I liked ANR Garu a lot. I will soon work for a Telugu film."
"My father's determination is making us move ahead in lives. He used to tell that Sridevi and Rekha should get the awards. I feel that my father is also here. Sridevi Garu lives on." said Nagarjuna.
The event also saw the attendance of Naga Chaitanya, Brahmanandam, Karthikeya, Adivi Sesh, Manchu Lakshmi, and others.