Nagarjuna took to twitter to remember his late father actor-producer Akkineni Nageswara Rao, on the occasion of his 92nd birth anniversary. He wrote: "Wishing you Nana happy birthday where ever you are/we know your blessings will be with us always. We will miss you this evening"
"It is stalwarts like ANR who has given the film industry dignity, respectability and grace," Big said in his acceptance speech
Actor-cum-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, who saw the Telugu drama Manam at a private screening, said the film made him nostalgic and very emotional.
Directed by Vikram Kumar, the film also stars Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Neetu Chandra, Shriya Saran, Raashi Khanna and Lavanya Tripathi
Actor Nagarjuna says a cameo by megastar Amitabh Bachchan in his family film Manam, which stars his legendary father, the late Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR), and his own son Chaitanya, is an "honour to my father's memory".
Manam, directed by Vikram Kumar, features actors from three generations of the Akkineni clan.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has completed his cameo shoot for Telugu star Nagarjuna's Manam, a film starring three generations of Akkinenis - late patriarch A Nageswara Rao, son Nagarjuna and grandson Naga Chaitanya.
The legendary Akkineni Nageswara Rao or ANR, who died in January while shooting Manam, "lives on" in the film.
Nagarjuna says he wants Manam, the last film of his late father Telugu movie icon Akkineni Nageswara Rao, who was more than just a father to him, to be a befitting farewell.
Veteran Tamil filmmaker K Balachander recalls late actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao as not just a cinematic legend, but as a great human being who "cared, loved and respected" others.
If late actor N T Rama Rao was considered one eye of Telugu filmdom, thespian Akkineni Nageswara Rao, who died on early Wednesday here, was the other eye of the industry, said actor-producer M Mohan Babu.
The Telugu film industry, which plunged into gloom today (January 22) following the death of legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, will remain shut tomorrow (January 23).