The issue of nepotism is hot in Bollywood these days. Words like ‘nepotism’ and ‘factionalism’ are being used for the film industry which claimed to be a ‘Big Happy Family’. After Nepotism, most fingers in Bollywood have been picking up on award shows held here every year. There have been allegations many times, that the awards that the stars are awarded at the end of the year in exchange for their work are already fixed. The stars buy trophies to showcase their starpower, and the deserving actors are deprived of the award. This is the reason many stars now abstain from going to award shows. Some have boycotted these completely.
Manoj Muntashir –
Famous Bollywood lyricist Manoj Muntashir is the latest entry in this list. Manoj Muntashir has also lost faith in the private award functions held every year in Bollywood. In 2019, Manoj wrote the lyrics to the song ‘Teri Mitti’ for the film ‘Kesari’. Manoj was nominated for the Filmfare Award for this song which filled the zeal of patriotism and passion among the people.
But the award was given to the song ‘Apna Time Aayega’ from the film ‘Gully Boy’. After which Manoj Muntashir, through his social media account, said goodbye to ‘Awards’ forever.
Actress Kangana Ranaut has openly targeted Nepotism in Bollywood several times. In the same way, Kangana Ranaut has also told Bollywood Award Shows as fixed. Kangana has said publicly many times that Bollywood’s award system does not believe, so she stays away from these awards. Many times, due to not reaching the award function, his award was given to another actor. She believes that there is a lot of lobbying and rigging before award shows are organized. After which Kangana’s confidence waned from these awards.
Aamir Khan –
Bollywood’s Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan also keeps a safe distance from the award function. It has been a long time since Aamir has stayed away from award ceremonies. He has no faith in Bollywood award functions. In 1996, Aamir’s film ‘Rangeela’ was nominated for the Filmfare Award, but Shah Rukh Khan got the award for ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’. Since then, Aamir Khan has completely boycotted the award ceremonies in Bollywood.
Bollywood’s Singham Ajay Devgn also does not believe in popular Bollywood Awards. About a decade ago, Ajay announced that he does not believe these award functions to be trustworthy, and he has no interest in them. Ajay Devgan has said many times in interviews that “I have already made it clear that I will not take any award … Organizers just want to collect more and more stars in their samaroh.” Therefore, he calls you and says that if you attend the event, he will give you the award and if you do not reach at the last moment, then he will cheat you and give the award to another actor. I have lost my faith in such awards ”. This is the reason why Ajay never attends any award ceremony.
Khiladi Kumar Akshay Kumar (AKshya Kumar) is also one of those stars who have lost confidence in the Bollywood Awards and such events. However, till a while ago, Akshay used to go to award ceremonies and also won the award trophy. But now he refrains from going to such events. Akshay claims that the private award organizers deal with awarding the award trophy after you perform it for free, but I consider charging a better fee than taking the trophy in exchange for my performance.
Not only this, celebs like Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Emraan Hashmi, John Abraham and Nawazuddin Siddiqui also boycott private award ceremonies.