The question of partiality and bias became a topic of debate after Akshay Kumar won the Best Actor award for Rustom, snubbing potential winners such as Aamir Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Dulquer Salmaan among others. A section of the public on social media came down heavily on Akshay’s win.
Recently Akshay’s Tashan co-star Saif Ali Khan commented, “Someone had joked that if I could win an award for Hum Tum, it was okay for Akshay to win it for Rustom.”
And now Filmmaker Karan Johar came out in support of Akshay and said that he doesn’t agree that the Rustom actor has won the award without any merit. The Ae Dil Hai Mushkil director is glad that Akshay won National Award and hopes that even he wins someday.
Even during the promotion of Maatr, when media asked Raveena whether National Award is losing its credibility, she replied, “I don’t think so, why should it lose its dignity, every year there is a controversy. People who don’t win create the controversy.”
On the work front, Karan Johar is the presenter of Baahubali: The Conclusion. The magnum opus is one of the highly anticipated films of the year.
The upcoming projects of the 44-year old filmmaker …read more