Saif Ali Khan is one of a kind actor who has made mark in the acting industry on his own. The actor revealed that he had to face many hardships and was also considered unworthy for film awards. Saif disclosed derogatory events where he was let down by the industry people. In addition, the award shows for the actor are no less than the promoter of hypocrisy. He shared on incident where he was supposed to get the award but organisers took it away from him because someone else pressured them. In addition, he also shared with a news portal that many people thought he is undeserving of his National Film Award, which he had won for the movie Hum Tum. However, he hopes he has proven that he is worthy of the award and is talented enough to receive it.
Saif Ali Khan Reveals He Was Looked Down Upon for Awards:
Saif told Bollywood Hungama, “Yes, I was seen to be undeserving of the few awards that I received earlier in my career, including the National award for Hum Tum. But I think over the years I’ve proven myself to be more worthy of recognition.”
He also disclosed the ‘manipulation’ that happens in award shows. He said, “To be honest, I don’t believe in them. Some years ago I was called for an awards function. When I got there someone higher up in the organization told me, ‘We wanted to give you the Best Actor award. But you know how it is. We’ll give you the award for Best Actor in a comic role.’”
As per Saif, Award shows have become “a whole big tamasha” when a ‘commercial aspect’ was introduced to the shows. He added, “Why we haven’t created that environment of camaraderie is a debate for some student of sociology to figure out. As I see them, awards functions are an excuse to make some money by performing on stage. If you have the intelligence,then you spend the money well. That’s what awards are worth as far as I can see. It’s not about pretending to be an art of a community.”
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