Aamir Khan started the trend two decades back, but recently, more actors have questioned the credibility of film awards.Here’s a look at some Bollywood biggies, who’ve straightforwardly criticised award function.
Bollywood Award shows
Bollywood Award shows are the new glam, entertaining and lucrative time pass in B-town! Point is – are they really about recognizing and rewarding excellence … or exploiting opportunistic vested interest in the garb of a larger cause?
Awards seem to have become a business, Dhanda ho gaya. The organizers sell TV rights for big money and have to justify it by bringing in as many stars as possible. The poor guys call everybody and when some stars say that they will come or perform only if they are assured of awards, these people are forced to buckle down. They create categories to fit in as many stars possible.
Aamir Khan allegedly lost confidence in awards function and quit going to them after some of his real exhibitions in films including Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992), Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1933) and Rangeela (1995) went unrecognized. While he lost the first, to Anil Kapoor (for Beta), the other two went to the rising star of the time – Shah Rukh Khan for Baazigar and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. “My own understanding about honor functions is that I don’t believe in them so I would like to remain away,” he was cited saying.
Actor Emraan Hashmi who’s conveyed blockbusters including Murder (2004), Gangster (2006), Dirty Picture (2011), Shanghai (2012) and that’s just the beginning, conceded in a current meeting to us that he doesn’t go to grant capacities since he doesn’t feel anything “genuine” about them. “I feel like a fish out of water. I don’t hunger for an honor when I know it been given by a few people who have concluded that I will perform only in the given capacity.
When she is required to win many honors for her execution in Queen, prior this year, this 27-year-old announced that she will never again go to film grant demonstrates in light of the fact that she discovers them “overhyped”. “I won a few (grants) when I made my introduction, and even won a National Award a couple of years prior. In spite of that, I was.practically jobless for a long time. I think we give it a lot of regards and have honestly overhyped it.
It’s been a while that on-screen character Ajay Devgn, who won two National Film Awards for Zakhm (1998) and The Legend of Bhagat Singh (2002), avoided other well-known film grants. “I feel all honors in India are fixed. You know how the business works, it’s a cash making thing,” the performing artist had revealed to Hindustan Times. Uncovering that he hasn’t attempted an honor work in 15 years, the 45-year-old, included, “They need to pitch the capacity to the TV channel, promising that enormous stars will turn up.
One of Bollywood’s driving stars, Akshay Kumar, who have given a few ‘ 100cr hits in his two-decade-long profession, has never gotten any well-known film grant. In a current TV meeting to performing artist Anupam Kher, the 47-year-old on-screen character was cited saying, “All these honor capacities are controlled. Coordinators disclose to me they will give me an honor, however, will pay a large portion of the cash. I let them know please pay and keep your honors.” Akshay, who’s conveyed hits, for example, Dhadkan, Hera Pheri (2000), Aitraaz (2004), Welcome (2007), Singh Is Kinng (2008).
Known for his stellar demonstrations in movies, for example, Kahaani, Gangs of Wasseypur, Talaash (2012) and Lunchbox (2013), Nawazuddin Siddiqui is both the group of onlookers and in addition the filmmakers top pick. In spite of the fact that the on-screen character is upbeat that his ability has at long last been perceived and he’s been showered with residential and also universal respects, he trusts that regularly meriting individuals are not granted in Bollywood.
As far as India is concerned no award creates any market value for you. It’s just there. With Cannes or Oscars, it is different. Here, neither are our awards genuine nor do they have any value.
Categorically believes its “Illusion! Illusion! Illusion!” The local wit, however, insists that the only way to counter this Award-mania is to publicise and celebrate the desi version of the Raspberry Awards (In Hollywood) – Golden Kelas and Ghanta.
Why can’t an Industry – forever yelling its head off about being global, corporate, professional, respectable and generally at par with the best of the best and romancing a loyal fan-base of a gigantic 3.6 billion fans across the globe – put together one single, credible, believable, coveted, respect-worthy award function?