The main award ceremony of IIFA 2017 took place at MetLife Stadium, New York earlier in the day, and it were Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt who walked away with the Best Actor and Best Actress award respectively for their stellar act in Udta Punjab. Sushant Singh Rajput, who was hoping to bag the Best Actor trophy for MS Dhoni: The Untold Story was not particularly happy with Shahid’s win. It was quite evident from a subtle yet sarcastic tweet that he sent out after Shahid was announced as the winner.
This is what Sushant tweeted right after Shahid was announced as the winner of Best Actor award at IIFA Awards 2017:
However, a source close to Sushant has now clarified that the tweet had nothing to do with Shahid or the awards for that matter. “Sushant’s tweet had nothing to do with the awards. It was simply an expression of having a successful graduation from a background dancer, to now being an actor performing at the very same award function. In fact the tweet was posted right after Sushant’s performance and had no relevance to the award ceremony. As opposed to the speculation,not getting an award doesn’t affect Sushant as he is very secure as an actor,” the source was quoted. ALSO READ: IIFA 2017: Here’s How Shahid Kapoor And Alia Bhatt Decided To Celebrate Their Victory – Watch Video
As far as we remember, the tweet was sent out from Sushant’s account, not after he performed, but right after Shahid took the trophy in his hands. And we have proof. You see, trade analyst Atul Mohan posted a photo of Shahid accepting his award at almost around 11.59 am (according to the Indian time), and Sushant’s tweet was posted at 12.04 pm. Check out the screenshots right here:
So to say that he posted his tweet right after his performance is quite foolish on the ‘source’s’ part. Anyway, soon after this tweet, a debate began on Twitter between Shahid and Sushant’s fans.
There were some who thought that this sarcastic tweet was uncalled for:
While there were some who called out IIFA for being biased:
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