Rajkummar Rao Was Absent From Filmfare Lead Actor Nominations And People Are Pissed
The thing about Indian Filmfare award is that it is more of a popularity contest. Rarely has the talent to do anything with it. This is not just a general perception. This is proven by years of track record of nominating sub-par performances in favor of fame and TRPs. In the process, the well-deserved get shunned and sidelined from the recognition.
2018 Filmfare nominations came out and some of these nominations are really questionable and unnecessary. If an actor has starred in 4 great films that were critically acclaimed, you would think the chances of him getting nominated is at the least 1 out of 4. If you think that, the jokes on you!
Rajkummar Rao was the star of 2017, people loved him. While he did a film like Newton, he also was part of a very commercial one like Bareilly Ki Barfi. The sad truth is that his name is absent from the Lead Actor category. He killed it with his performance in Trapped.
The recent list of nominations also seemed unfair because movies like Newton, Trapped, A Death In The Gunj were not in the best films category.
FIVE MOVIES IN A YEAR AND RAJKUMMAR RAO IS NOT LEADING ACTOR YET FOR YOU, FILMFARE?
— Sonia Mariam Thomas (@SoKneeOh) January 18, 2018
Dear @filmfare, it’s 2018! How long will you continue the caste divide between Hindi films? Why are #Newton, #MuktiBhavan, #ADeathInTheGunj, #Gurgaon, #Trapped, #GKuttaSe not nominated best film category? In what way are the nominated films better than the six I’ve mentioned? https://t.co/qgKFqqCySS
— Aseem Chhabra (@chhabs) January 18, 2018
Rajkumar Rao is the centre of attention because he is not nominated for the best actor at Filmfare Awards. He is the Ajinkya Rahane of Bollywood.
— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) January 19, 2018
Lol Filmfare.@RajkummarRao you’re always my number 1.
— Sucharita Tyagi (@Su4ita) January 18, 2018
Is Filmfare Fair anymore ????
— Mmoseen (@TheMmoseen_87) January 18, 2018
‘Don’t worry for your continues flops. @filmfare is there for you ‘
— Rabbi khan (@rabbikhann) January 18, 2018
Filmfare Awards Explained pic.twitter.com/WDHlGeru7J
— Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) January 19, 2018
@filmfare You guys don’t deserve to reward @RajkummarRao.Seriously,@Varun_dvn for Best Actors. Newton was India’s entry to Oscars.And still it didn’t receive any https://t.co/24aRnYCk5j guys are so unfair. #FilmfareAwards
— Ankit Khadgi (@ankitkhadgi) January 18, 2018
.#FilmfareAwards Give yourselves a few claps on your faces for snubbing Rajkummar Rao & Newton from all your major categories. Have a face d next time you call yourselves the Indian versions of the Oscars. Also is it a mandate 2 nominate SRK everytime in the Best Actor category?
— Vijayalakshmi N (@tweetfromvj) January 18, 2018
And then we wonder, why the great quality movie isn’t that successful in the country. If awards show start actually recognizing talent instead of stardom, maybe we can have hope for good cinema like Mukkabaaz and Newton to be commercially and critically successful. Maybe then would filmmakers think before making a movie like Judwaa.
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