Awards are a wonderful way to reward the actors who do lots of hard work to entertain the audience. Award functions always play a huge role in Indian cinemas.
Not only the stars but fans also wait desperately for that one night. But, this glamorous industry is not glamorous from inside at all. You may all love watching 3 to 4 hours long Bollywood award shows but do you know there is a lot of darkness behind the glitzy and shimmery show? Have you ever wondered how they decide to give an award and to whom? Certainly, No!
That’s why we have brought you some of the darkest secrets of Bollywood awards show that is still unknown to many.
Fake Shots And Cheering
Those reactions, shouting, cheerings, yes! everything is fake! No actor can shout and cheer for long 4 hours and also never stays till the end except the hosts. After their respective awards and performance every actor wave, smile and walk out. Apart from this, that continuous noise and shout is also a part of editing.
Fee Bargaining For Performance
Khiladi of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar once revealed the secret of, you gave performance we gave you an award! He said-
“Many a time, award show organizers, often in exchange for giving an award, to me, ask me to reduce my performance fees. But I tell them that you keep your award and give me my complete performance fee.”
The Whole Calculated Process
This is how it works — An invite goes to an actor’s house, the manager makes a call to the publication house (Filmfare, Screen, Stardust or some channel) and makes it clear that the nominated star is busy shooting/out of town/has a prior commitment so he/she won’t be able to make it. Unless, of course, they are winning the award. In which case the star will make the effort to come for the award function, even if it means flying in from another city. A star’s confirmation for attending the award function comes only after the promise of one.
Rishi Kapoor Had Bought His First Award
During an interview, Rishi Kapoor revealed that after his first film, ‘Bobby’ released, he bribed the show makers to give him the best debut actor award.
Big ‘NO’ To The Awards
After all these reasons that you read above many Bollywood actors said a big NO to the award functions. First Aamir Khan and Sunny Deol then Kangana Ranaut did it. Apart from these, Ajay Devgn, Naseeruddin Shah and John Abraham joined the list. They clearly feel that the shows are ridiculously biased.
In 2015, Akshay Kumar, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Ajay Devgan didn’t got nominations in the ‘Best Actor’ category for ‘Baby’, ‘Manjhi’ and ‘Drishyam’ respectively, and SRK did, for Dilwale! They mean to tell us that Akshay, Ajay and Nawaz’s brilliant performances do not even deserve a nomination and SRK’s mundane act in that horrible film does? In fact, Nawaz had also given another superb act in the film ‘Badlapur’ and had won accolades for it from everywhere. However, it is Varun Dhawan – the film’s main lead – who got nominated in the ‘Best Supporting Actor’ category! The same is the story with Irrfan Khan whose riveting act in ‘Talvar’ went almost unnoticed in almost all these shows.
Without Nomination Awards
If the actor is not nominated for any award, a special category is created — like Star Of The Year, Entertainer Of The Year, Most Special performance Of The Year, etc etc. Every actor and actress who attends an award function comes back home with an award. Think that’s a coincidence?”
A few years ago, a Bollywood actress gave an outstanding performance in a biopic. For this, she was nominated for the critic’s choice of best actress award but the actress refused to enter in the show as she called from her car and said that she would come in if she winning the award! Though the name of the actress is still a mystery. And, it shows how dark is this glamorous industry is!
The Choosy One
While Sridevi felt that she should be giving away the popular award tp a megastar not a lifetime achievement to a faded one, Rekha also wants to announce the best actor/actress or nothing else!