[tps_footer]Bollywood veteran actress Rekha was honoured with 3rd National Yash Chopra Memorial Award at a ceremony held at JW Marriott Hotel in Mumbai on January 25, 2016. Governor of Maharashtra, C Vidyasagar Rao, presented the actress with her honourable award for her immense talent and contribution to Indian cinema.
At the felicitation ceremony, Rekha looked gorgeous in a golden saree and high neck traditional neckpiece. Rekha worked with Yash Chopra in 1981 romantic movie ‘Silsila’ opposite Amitabh Bachchan. At the event, she shared some fond memories with the filmmaker. She said “I am honoured to be bestowed this award in Yash ji’s memory. Yash ji thought me how to love and I am eternally grateful for the memories amd films that I have had the privilege to be a part of. I can only say that this is not the climax, this is only the best phase of my life and there is a lot more to come. What I learnt from Yash ji is that if you love someone then you should love with all your heart so that there is no scope of loving anything else.”
To support the actress, Ranveer Singh, Sridevi, Boney Kapoor, Aruna Irani, David Dhawan, Poonam Dhillon, Shatrughan Sinha, Subhash Ghai, Pamela Chopra, Jaya Prada, Adnan Sami, Mohan Babu, Gulshan Grover, Shashi and Anu Rajan, Sudhanshu Pandey, Rohit Roy with wife Manasi Joshi Roy attended the event. Jaya Prada and Rekha, who have been friends for over a decade, hugged each other. Ranveer and Rekha too were seen having a light moment together.
The TSR Foundation started this award in the honour of late filmmaker Yash Chopra to recognize the great talents of the industry. 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. Lata Mangeshkar was the recipient of the first award in 2014 followed by superstar Amitabh Bachchan in 2015.[/tps_footer]