We’re all such woke people now. When we watch a Bollywood film these days, we’re no longer impressed by old-school plots and a hero’s unquestionable machismo (unless it is Thalaiva, of course). We frown upon women’s regressive roles. And we want the characters to be relatable. But even before became the woke janta, we were aware that Bollywood award shows are a sham. The only reason we’d watch them were to see our favourite stars perform and banter.
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And then came the revelation that the performances are more often pre-shot, the close-ups of celebs’ shocking reactions are just an editor with a good sense of humour. And that banter is getting sleazier by the day.
And the awards? They are getting lamer with each passing year! Remember when this happened last year at the Star Screen Awards?
— StarPlus (@StarPlus) December 31, 2017
The amount of trolling that ensued! Apparently, Star Screen Awards are not one to learn their lesson from past mistakes like the one above.
Because this year, they introduced another glorious award, the—wait for it—Best Real Star On Social Media Award! And it went to none other than Katrina Kaif!
— RJ ALOK (@OYERJALOK) December 16, 2018
Now I’ll tell you what’s funny here. And I mean besides the fact that such a ridiculous award exists! Katrina Kaif has barely just got on social media! She only joined Instagram in April last year, after Facebook. And she’s not even on Twitter.
But, we digress. The focus has to remain on this lame awards category, and its place in a Bollywood awards show.
People of course wouldn’t let this golden chance to troll a popular awards show pass them by!
And rightly so. Star Screen Award probably loves this attention, because why else would you even repeat the mistake?
Adding another ‘Kuch Bhi Award’ to the repertoire!
— Kumar Manish (@kumarmanish9) December 16, 2018
Bollywood critic Rajeev Masand was also trying to grapple with the ridiculousness of this award.
Hang on, did we hear that right? ‘Best Real Star Award on Social Media’. What next #StarScreenAwards? Best Actress Who Didn’t Wear Make Up For Her Role? Best Star Who Made His Own Coffee On Set? #bigfatjoke https://t.co/xllfwMpA7s
— Rajeev Masand (@RajeevMasand) December 16, 2018
Weird flex, but exactly my point!
Fun fact…she is not even on the most popular social media app on the planet…Twitter!
— mayur gupta (@Mayugupta162) December 16, 2018
Now here’s an idea for next year! Cc: Star Screen Awards!
Best airport look https://t.co/9jbIt1PdWv
— कैम्फर (@CorporateKity) December 17, 2018
*silently shakes head*
Last year KIRTI WON Nothing to hide Award 😂 pic.twitter.com/98jpoq6vHQ
— 👁👁 (@The_Studprince) December 16, 2018
Let that sink in….
This is an actual award that people came up with, voted on, gave and received. https://t.co/ql8ODKEsRG
— Vivek Thyagarajan (@vivekt17) December 17, 2018
But why are we even surprised at this point? These are the shows that put together cliffhanger promos of stars getting offended by the hosts, when the whole world knows award shows are about faking it!
Just going to leave it here. https://t.co/vIkBbnKTzq
— RaulTee (@rahul07uc) December 16, 2018
I wanna know Best Fake Star Award On Social Media 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗 https://t.co/ueHw3Z9iqc
— Swagata (@SwagataDhara1) December 17, 2018
Boo-yah Meryl Streep! You think you’re too cool?
— Shreemi Verma (@shreemiverma) December 16, 2018
I think people are going to take a while to digest the food being served by the Bachchans and Khans at the Ambani wedding!
— Sayantan Ghosh (@sayantansunnyg) December 16, 2018
Background mein aata hoon. Samajh mein nahi!
Or maybe Best Actor/Actress who never danced as a background artist in his/her life but did that in an Ambani wedding 😆
— Critic Roshan (@iCriticRoshan) December 16, 2018
Come on award show, we’re not asking you to be as orthodox as the Oscars. But we’ve got some really amazing talent emerging in the industry right now. If you want to introduce new awards, how about you bring in some sensible ones! Mandir ka prasad nahi jo sabko mile!