SS Rajamouli gave Extraordinary Speech about ANR at ANR awards 2017 being the recipient of the award. He said ANR gave warning to death and lived for 14 more years only because of his will power after getting heart attack for the second time in 1988. He said he lived on with discipline further till he invited death. He compared ANR with Bheeshmacharya of Mahabharatha who spoke with death. He said receiving an award on his name is a huge burden on him and he humbly said he truly doesn't deserve to receive the award.