New Delhi | Veteran Bollywood actress Rekha is set to be honoured with the Yash Chopra Memorial Award in recognition of her talent and contribution to the film industry. The award has been instituted by the TSR Foundation of T Subbarami Reddy in the memory of the producer-director, who died in 2012. 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.
A jury consisting of Hema Malini, Jaya Prada, Simi Garewal, Boney Kapoor, Pam Chopra and Reddy declared Rekha’s name for this edition of the award, a statement read. Rekha, 61, who worked with Chopra in 1981 romance Silsila, will be given the honour on February 2 next year by the Governor of Maharashtra in a glittering ceremony in Mumbai. Previous recipients include Melody Queen Lata Mangeshkar and megastar Amitabh Bachchan.