In a heartwarming display of admiration and respect, Indian cinema superstar Allu Arjun took to social media to express his elation at witnessing the legendary Waheeda Rehman being honored with the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke award at the 69th National Film Awards ceremony. This recognition marked a culmination of more than six decades of an illustrious career in the world of cinema for the veteran actress.
Allu Arjun, himself a recipient of the National Award for Best Actor, found himself inspired by the momentous occasion. He shared a touching post on his social media, accompanied by a picture of himself with the celebrated Waheeda Rehman. In the post, he stated, “It was a lifetime experience to witness Shri Waheeda Rehman ji win the Dadasaheb Phalke award. More than six decades of a career in films. Truly inspiring.”
Allu Arjun Congratulates Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon
In addition to celebrating Waheeda Rehman’s achievements, Allu Arjun also took the opportunity to congratulate two other outstanding talents in the Indian film industry. He extended his best wishes to Alia Bhatt, who received the National Award for her iconic performance in “Gangubai Kathiawadi.” Allu shared a picture with Alia, expressing his delight at her win and describing it as “truly deserving and many more.”
Furthermore, Allu Arjun celebrated Kriti Sanon, known for her stellar performance in the film “Mimi.” He praised her with heartfelt words, saying, “It was a pleasure having the company of dear Kriti Sanon. A well-deserved award for a league-jumper performance. What a lovely lady… wishing her more in this journey… and hopefully a movie together soon.” The picture he shared with Kriti showcased their camaraderie and even featured them enacting a famous pose from Allu’s movie, “Pushpa.”
Telugu Industry Shines Bright
The 69th National Film Awards ceremony wasn’t just a moment of personal celebration for Allu Arjun but also for the entire Telugu film industry. Several luminaries from Tollywood, including SS Rajamouli, MM Keeravaani, Devi Sri Prasad, and Kaala Bhairava, received prestigious awards, further underscoring the industry’s contribution to Indian cinema.
Allu Arjun’s Gratitude
Upon receiving the National Award for Best Actor, Allu Arjun expressed his gratitude during the ceremony, saying, “I am extremely happy that I am receiving this award. It’s a double achievement for me to receive it for a commercial film.” His humility and appreciation for the recognition of his work in commercial cinema underscore the depth of talent in the Indian film industry.
The 69th National Film Awards ceremony was indeed a night to remember, where Indian cinema’s finest talents came together to celebrate their achievements and inspire generations to come.