- Rekha received Smita Patil Memorial Award
- "Smita Patil was way more brilliant as an actress," says Rekha
- "She will always remain my choti si pyaari behen," Rekha added
Smita Patil Memorial Award is held once in every two years. It is held in honour of late actress Smita Patil. Smita Patil, known for her contribution to the Eighties' parallel cinema movement and her brilliant-yet-brief career in films, died a month after she gave birth to a son.
Elucidating her comment, of Smita Patil, Rekha said, "She was way more brilliant as an actress, which I got to know 30 years ago when I saw her films. She is far better actor than me or anybody else. She was, is and will always remain my choti si pyaari behen."
Smita Patil's son Prateik Babbar was also present at the award ceremony and shared moments of joy with Rekha on the stage.
Smita Patil will be remembered forever for her roles in iconic movies like Arth, Manthan, Bhumika and Mirch Masala, which was her last project before she died and released posthumously. Nazrana, Avam and Thikana are also some of her films, which released after her death.
(With inputs from PTI)
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