Praising the shuttler for becoming the first Indian to win the Super series title; the actor turned politician said that immense talent and her victory was a morale booster for all the Indians. In a press released issued on Tuesday, Jun 23, Chiranjeevi hoped that the youngster would win more titles for the country.
The Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh on Monday, Jun 22 congratulated Nehwal noting that her victory was a milestone for Indian sports.
After Nehwal won the title for India, there were reports that the Badminton Association would be rewarding her with a cash price of 2 Lakhs. However there is no mention of this award after the initial stir.