Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy swept all the awards in the major categories at the 65th Filmfare Awards. The film not just received the Best Picture award but also grabbed the Best Actor (Male) award for Ranveer Singh and Best Actor (Female) award for Alia Bhatt. It won the award in the categories of Best Lyricist, Best Screenplay, Best Album, Best Supporting Actor (Male), Best Supporting Actor (Female) and Best Director – basically winning in all the 13 categories it was nominated in. This irked Kangana Ranaut‘s sister Rangoli Chandel. (Read: Check out the full winners’ list of Filmfare 2020) Also Read - 'Etched in my Heart Forever'! Ranveer Singh Makes a Beautiful Post About Receiving Filmfare Trophy From Madhuri Dixit
Rangoli, who considers herself the official spokesperson of Kangana on social media, took to Twitter to rant about the biasedness of Filmfare Awards 2020 and how Alia and ‘her mentor’ Karan Johar made sure that all the awards were shared among themselves. Rangoli once again brought up the nepotism debate that was first brought into fashion by her sister on Karan’s show Koffee With Karan. Rangoli pointed out at the fact that KJo is one of the jury members of Filmfare Awards and therefore, he misused his powers to distribute the awards between people who belonged to his ‘mafia camp.’ Also Read - Filmfare 2020 Full Winners' List: Gully Boy Sweeps All Major Awards; Rest Gets Distributed Among Uri, Article 15
One of Rangoli’s tweet read, “Alia got award for her mediocre performance last year, she has a long way to go but still she was in the lead role, how do you get lead role award in a supporting role is beyond me ..😁” (sic). This was followed by a tweet made to appreciate Nitesh Tiwari’s Chhichhore that received a wide appreciation for its relevant content last year. Rangoli wrote, “Not only Kangana but Nitesh Tiwari for making best film of the year about exam stress Chichore, Prasoon Joshi for writing best lyrics, and so many more unsung heroes❤”, followed by, “When a movie like Chichore original idea original screenplay trying to give justice to voiceless children gets no acknowledgement we live in a deeply rooted nepotistic world, it’s gross …” (sic) Also Read - Kangana Ranaut Reveals She Did 'Tacky Films' For Sister Rangoli Chandel's Surgeries After Acid Attack
Kangana worked in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi last year. It was also her debut directorial and the actor received critical acclaim for her performance in the film. It was also commercially successful at the Box Office. Putting forth her sister’s case, Rangoli wrote, “Harrasment and suppression of real hard-working talent, celebration of mediocrity over extraordinary cinema is why Kangana takes movie mafia class and slaps them on their faces… I am with her in her fight 🙏🙏🙏” (sic). She added that Ankita Lokhande, who debuted in Bollywood with Manikarnika… deserved the Best Debut award for her performance. The Filmfare trophy went to Ananya Panday for her debut performance in Student of The Year 2. Taking a jibe at the same, Rangoli wrote, “Ankita as Jhalkari Bai was a supreme debut magar nepo ne prove kar diya, jab tak unki gandagi saaf nahin hogi tab tak industry mein real talent ko insaaf nahin milega 🙏” (sic). She also said, “Congratulations to the greatest talents ever born, natural actor off screen, playing Cinderella step sisters to perfection, congratulations to both of you and your clan for doing it with a straight face 😂 @aliaa08 @ananyapandayy” (sic)
Kangana ditched all the movie awards years back. She, like John Abraham and Aamir Khan among others, always maintained that such awards never value the true talent and depend on a lot of inside lobbying to announce winners. Another name that now joined the list was of popular lyricist Manoj Muntashir. Nominated in the category of Best Lyricist for his song ‘Teri Mitti‘ from Akshay Kumar starrer Kesari, Manoj lost his Filmfare award to Gully Boy. He also expressed his disappointment and vowed to never attend awards ceremonies in the future.
His tweet read, “Dear Awards…
Even if I try all my life… I won’t be able to write a better line than ‘Tu Kehti Thee Tera Chaand Hoom Main Aur Chaand Humesha Rehta Hai.’ You failed to honour the words which made millions of Indian 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 big you a final goodbye. I officially announce – I won’t attend any award show till I breathe my last. Alvida.” (sic)