Murali Krishna Encounter with Harish Rao

Bizarre Reason for Not Giving Award to Aamir Khan

The controversy on 64th National film awards is getting ugly. Filmmaker Priyadarshan, the head of the awards committee, is accused of handing the Best Actor award to his friend Akshay Kumar over actors such as Aamir Khan and Manoj Payee who delivered much better performances. Instead of lying low, Priyadarshan is intensifying this controversy with this bizarre statements.
When questioned why Aamir, who put up stellar performance in ‘Dangal’ was not chosen over Akshay for his average film ‘Rustom’, Priyadarshan reasoned that Aamir doesn’t attend awards so there was no need to give him one. ‘When his film ‘Taare Zameen Par’ was awarded in 2007, he didn’t even turn up for collecting the award,’ he said.

Talking about the snub that powerful performer Manoj Bajpayee received despite his heart wrenching performance in ‘Aligarh’, Priyadarshan brazenly said that Bollywood is making more films on homosexuality than on social issues. ‘Aligarh’ explores the relation between a gay professor and his student.

The illogical reasons given by Priyadarshan are receiving flak from rational thinkers and movie lovers alike. Citing imbecile reasons for snubbing Aamir and Manoj only with the intention of giving award to his friend Akshay Kumar hasn’t gone well with Bollywood as well as South film fraternity.

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