New Delhi: Creating history, Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy swept 13 awards at the 65th Filmfare Awards, however, the internet is not pleased! Calling the awards show as ‘paid, unfair and biased’, people on social media have blasted the organisers and expressed their displeasure for favouring just one movie over others. Also Read - Filmfare Awards 2020: Alia Bhatt Thanks Zoya Akhtar For Giving Her Gully Boy in an Emotional Post
Notably, Gully Boy created history of being the film winning the most number of Filmfare awards. Not just the Best Film, but Zoya, Ranveer and Alia also took home the awards for the Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress. The awards for Best Supporting Role Male and Female also went to Siddhant Chaturvedi and Amruta Subhash for Gully Boy. Also Read - Rangoli Chandel Blasts Filmfare For Gully Boy's Win, Calls Out Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt For Awarding 'Nepo Gandagi'
Ever since the awards were announced, hashtags such as #boycottfilmfare and #boycottfilmfareawards have been trending furiously on Twitter: Also Read - Filmfare Awards 2020: Bhumi Pednekar, Ranveer Singh, Ayushmann Khurrana Celebrate Their Win by Dancing on Yaar Bina Chain Kahan Re
Many people opined that even though ‘Gully Boy’ was a really nice film, it didn’t deserve all the awards and certainly not at the expense of other movies and actors who were equally deserving.
Case in point– Akshay Kumar’s Kesari, Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 and Ayushmann Khurrana’s Article 15.
More disappointing was the fact that lyricist Manoj Muntashir, whose soulful song Teri Mitti from Kesari was tipped to win, lost to Gully Boy’s Apna Time Aayega.
Muntashir, who felt that he deserved to win, was so hurt with the snub that he vowed to never attend the awards function again.
He wrote, “You failed to honor the words which made millions of Indians cry and care for their motherland. It would be a great disrespect to my art if I still continue caring for you. So here I bid you a final good bye. I officially announce- I won’t attend any award show till I breathe my last. Alvida.”
Well, the frustration among viewers was so much that one of the Internet users went a step further and added, “Paid Award” on Filmfare Awards Wikipedia page near ‘Gully Boy’s two columns.
More so, netizens weren’t happy about the fact that Ananya Panday, won the Best Debut for Student of the Year 2.
Gully Boy, produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar was also India’s official entry to the 92nd edition of Oscars.