It has been a while since the legendary Akkineni Nageswara Rao has passed away and during that time, a lot of talk took place regarding a fitting tribute to this icon. During that process, the subject of having a statue of ANR either in the filmnagar or the Jubilee Hills checkpost area also came up.
But till now, nothing has happened. Given the passion of the people towards film stars, many states have statues of their film icons such as Raj Kapoor, MGR and our very own N T Rama Rao. But NTR also had political involvement which justifies the quantity of his statues.
Soon, the Kannada icon Rajkumar is also having a statue being erected. Amidst all this, what about the statue of ANR? Given his contribution to the entertainment industry and the place he has in the hearts of the Telugu people, it is the least that can be done. Let us wish someone takes this initiative soon and we can see ANR once again.