Composer Amaal Mallik, who is up for Best Music Album honour at the 62nd Jio Filmfare Awards here, has asked jury members of award shows to nominate people as per their talent and their body of work, otherwise they will be making a “joke of our film industry”.
Amaal expressed his displeasure on the method of nomination in award show. Amaal took to Facebook and opened up about award ceremonies. He candidly shared his bold opinion with regard to the hypocrisy prevailing in awards; his post is no less than an eye-opener and many of us will agree to him.
Taking to Facebook, Amaal wrote about the rampant nepotism , “It is so funny and surprising that you go out of your way and give a star kid all the newcomer awards for the best debut, for a performance no one even saw… Whereas a Diljit Dosanjh who deserved that award for Udta Punjab is nowhere.” He added, “Sarbjit had Randeep Hooda almost kill himself to bones, and play that character, and you nominate only Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Hahahahaha.”
Amaal, who has two Filmfare nominations for Kapoor & Sons and Baaghi, did not spare himself either. He wrote, “I am ashamed to be nominated for Baaghi, and I know my director and producers might hate me for making this remark, but it was a very pathetically average (sic) album… I’m not crying about myself here, I should be happy I have 2 nominations almost everywhere this year, but yes, it’s funny.”
Amaal criticised the practice of having jury members who currently work in the film industry. “You need a non-biased jury, not people who are still part of the industry, who end up nominating themselves lol (sic) for their own music, their own productions and directorials,” he wrote.
A frustrated Amaal wrote, “Award gaya bhaad mein yaar, but at least nominate people as per their talent and their body of work every year. By not doing so, you are making a joke of our film industry.” Even as the composer vented his feelings on social media, he was aware that he will be rubbing some people the wrong way. He wrote, “After this post, even if I don’t get nominations ever in my life, it is okay. I’ve always voiced my opinion, and I stand by it.”
Incidentally, veteran actor Rishi Kapoor admitted in an interview with The Quint that he bought a Filmfare award once. “I won’t lobby for awards. I have no hesitation in admitting that I was impetuous once. I had to buy the Filmfare Award for my performance in Bobby,” he was quoted as saying.
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