Twitterati Slam Priyadarshan Over Akshay Kumar's National Award For Rustom
Even though the social media platforms were full of congratulatory messages and thank you notes, the ceremony, however, got many talking about the existing nepotism and the favouritism in the industry.
Image: File photos of Akshay Kumar, Priyadarshan
The 64th National Film Awards were announced on Friday to honour the best of Indian cinema of the year 2016. Even though the social media platforms were full of congratulatory messages and thank you notes, the ceremony, however, got many talking about the existing nepotism and the favouritism in the industry.
Akshay Kumar's Best Actor for Rustom win is being attributed to his closeness with the chairperson of the feature film section Priyadarshan.
The filmmaker has often collaborated with Kumar in films like Hera Pheri, Garam Masala, Bhagam Bhaag, Bhool Bhulaiya, De Dana Dan and Khatta Meetha.
The announcement of the special jury award for Mohanlal further got Priyadarshan into the limelight as the two have often united for onscreen projects.
Many Twitter users including KRK are expressing their disappointment over the selected finalists and some are even asking Priyadarshan to "get well soon".
Friends let's congratulate Priyadarshan for fixing National Award for Akshay Kumar! #GetWellSoonPriyadarshan— KRK (@kamaalrkhan) April 8, 2017
Priyadarshan is the jury chairman. Akshay Kumar is the best actor.. Mohanlal gets special mention. Just a coincidence #NationalFilmAwards— Sreenath Nileshwaram (@sreeinfo) April 7, 2017
We have no Problem with @akshaykumar. We love him. But We fight for justice.Get Well Soon Priyadarshan— Tanha (@ImTanha1) April 8, 2017
BEST ACTOR AKSHAY KUMAR and BEST ACTOR IN COMIC ROLE GOES TO PRIYADARSHAN . #NationalFilmAwards— Toxιc (@beingvishh) April 8, 2017
Arre Priyadarshan is the head of the jury. If he doesn't give it to Mohanlal and Akki, what's the whole point of being the head?— Priya (@PlotBusterr) April 7, 2017
In last 24 hrs, Priyadarshan has given dozens of clarifications. It clearly shows there was definietly something fishy in #NationalAwards.— Es ar Tee_Ansis (@bkshabeeba) April 8, 2017
He mocked the authenticity of national awards Get Well Soon Priyadarshan— Vivek Sekhar (@Vivek_Thug) April 8, 2017
In an interview post the announcement, Priyadarshan responded to the allegations and said, "I have heard of all that and I will answer it in a simple way. When Ramesh Sippy was jury head Amitabh Bachchan won. When Prakash Jha was head of jury, Ajay Devgn won."
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