Brahmanandam one of the most senior actors was very proud of Ali on getting this honor. He also addded that there are many other actors who also deserve an honorable Doctorate and he also believes that this will pave way for many other actors getting their work recognised. Brahmanandam said that Ali is like his brother and he wishes him to continue getting more awards.
Ali said as a reply that, it is an honor to be felicitated by the senior doctor Brahmanandam. He said, " when Brahmanandam got the doctorate, he had said that it will only you after me. And the gods blessed the words to be true and thats why I received this award."
Sunil, Krishna Bhagwan, Posani Krishnamurali, Shrinivasa Reddy, Gundu Hanumantharavu, Brahmaji and other were present at at his residence during this.