Kangana Ranaut: “They’re just a facade that the event organisers put up…”
Kangana Ranaut slams award ceremonies
Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut (28) has slammed film award ceremonies saying that they’re all “fake” and actually a commercial venture for the organisers.
Indian media has mocked her comments and has said that she’s trashing award ceremonies because she’s bitter about not bagging any awards during her career.
Having said that, she’s not the first who’s publically slammed these film award dos.
Aamir Khan, back in 90s, also decided to boycott awards and award ceremonies. His stand regarding shunning awards is still intact and he’s never been seen at any.
Kangna said: “'I feel it’s hard to stand against the system. But most of the time, the right thing is not the easiest to do. And I choose the right thing.
“I feel that awards shows today are just a facade that the event organisers put up. They are not genuine awards functions. I understand that these are commercial functions that are meant to generate target rating points (TRPs) and make money.
“So why this façade of felicitating artistes when that isn’t the case?
“Genuine artistes, like the best technicians, writers and actors are pushed to the tenth row, and sit with their families, hoping to figure out what’s going on with these fancy people, who are in the news for their relationships and item numbers.
“The main category goes to people who can help generate TRPs. And they might or might not even be deserving candidates. I feel this is not done and we need to change this.
“Organisers should be honest in saying that this is not an awards function; it’s just a function. I won’t be part of something so dishonest. I completely condemn them for that reason.”