Veteran actress Rekha, who is known for several roles in Bollywood including Umrao Jaan, will be presented with yet another honour. The actress, who played the lead in Yash Chopra’s one of the most controversial love triangle Silsila, will be awarded with the Yash Chopra Memorial Award this year.
From what we hear, the name of Rekha was suggested for the award by a jury consisting of some of her co-stars like Hema Malini and Jaya Prada along with Simi Garewal, Boney Kapoor, Pam Chopra and T Subbarami Reddy (the one who instituted the award through TSR Foundation in the memory of legendary filmmaker Yash Chopra). The actress will be conferred with the award on February 2, 2016 by the Governor of Maharashtra in a lavish ceremony.
The Yash Chopra Memorial Award which has previously been presented to icons like Lata Mangeshkar and Amitabh Bachchan includes a gold medal and a cash prize worth Rs. 10 lacs.