Veteran Bollywood actress Rekha was honoured with the third Yash Chopra Memorial Award in Mumbai on January 25.
Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao presented the award to the actress in recognition of her talent and contribution to the film industry.
“I take this award not just as a validation but something of a reminder to say that the curtains have not fallen yet. There is still the best to come in the near future. It is reminder to do better than the best, better than ever before. It’s not my last chapter, but best chapter,” Rekha said.
The 61-year-old actress, who worked with Chopra in 1981romance Silsila, said the filmmaker taught her the meaning of love through his work.
- Soon You Could Get Plastic Currency Notes: Find Out More
- Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor Starrer Befikre Gets A Thumbs Up
- Supreme Court Seeks Centre’s Response Over Various Issues Regarding Demonetisation
- Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Writes To West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee
- Bigg Boss 10 December 8 Review: Swami Om Feels Cheated, lashes Out At Gaurav For Jail Punishment
- South Korean President Park Geun-Hye Impeached Over Corruption Scandal
- Former Air Chief SP Tyagi Arrested In VVIP Chopper Scam
- After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Liquor Baron Vijay Mallya’s Twitter Account Hacked
- Find Out What PM Narendra Modi Told Cabinet Over Demonetisation Decision
- Home Minister Rajnath Singh Assures Safety Of All Tourists Stranded On Havelock Island
- Government To Waive Service Tax On Debit, Credit Card Transactions Of Up To Rs 2,000
- President Pranab Mukherjee Criticises Parliament Disruptions Over Demonetisation
- Pakistan International Airlines Flight Carrying Over 40 Passenger On Board Crashes
- Shah Rukh Khan On Raees Clash With Kaabil: It’s Impossible To Have A Solo Release In India
- US-President Elect Donald Trump Named TIME’s Person Of The Year 2016
“He taught me how to love. Not only through his film I understood ‘Oh this is love’, not only it’s beautiful while talking… it’s a feeling, which cannot be seen but every one feels. That Yash ji taught me. I became a poetess in his company,” said the actress, who cut a graceful picture in a golden saree.
The award has been instituted by the TSR Foundation of T Subbarami Reddy in the memory of the producer-director, who died in 2012.
Rao said, “In mathematics you learn the concept of rekha as a line – which can extend in both directions. It has infinite potential to grow on either sides. The same way Rekha has infinite potential as an actress and human being.”
The Foundation annually honours a distinguished senior film personality for outstanding contribution to film industry with a Gold Medal and a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh.
Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar and megastar Amitabh Bachchan had also been felicitated with the award.