Courtesy : The National
The 65th Filmfare Awards have sparked a debate as people are unhappy with the results and have been calling out the awards ceremony for ignoring deserving candidates. Many have even called the awards function a paid gig.
Amidst the ongoing Twitter trend, #BoycottFilmfare, an old video of Salman Khan slamming Filmfare Awards left, right and centre has gone viral. In the video, the superstar can be seen saying that he will not go to pick "such stupid" awards.
"I think the people who don't have confidence in themselves want awards. I won't go up and pick Filmfare or any stupid award. National Award mile toh that's prestigious. That I'll go and pick” Salman said.
He also lashed out at the magazine saying, "Filmfare ka magazine bhi hamare dum par chalta hai. Ke aapke interview pe aur stars ke interview pe jo magazine chal rahi hai wohi aapko bulate hai aur bolte hai ki they're going to give you an award. You come and perform. Then they send it to Pan Parag and Manikchand and we are like idiots.. suit-boot pehen ke baithe hai aur award le rahe hai. It is like tomorrow my driver, spotboy and my make-up man will say that baba aaj hum aapko award dete hai. That's stupid.”
Salman’s unapologetic take on the Filmfare Awards has left fans divided in opinion. While many have lauded him for his bold opinion, others trolled him for dancing at award functions.
Meanwhile, this is not the first time Salman Khan has spoken against Award shows in Bollywood. In another event, Salman was seen saying, "I don't mind being nominated with Aamir and Salman Khan if the money is given to Being Human Trust. Why should we actors, who are friends, compete, and get nothing in return? Aapki TRP badh jati hai, but humein kya milta hai?"
Besides Salman, many other B Town celebs like Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgn, Kangana Ranaut, Nawazuddin Siddiqui among others have expressed their disbelief in award functions, and have even boycotted and stopped going to award ceremonies.