India’s equivalent to Hollywood’s Razzies for the worst in cinema, The Golden Kela Awards took place in Delhi on Saturday evening.
Ajay Devgn picked up the Worst Actor (Male) trophy for Bol Bachchan and Son of Sardar, and Sonakshi Sinha was crowned Worst Actor (Female) for “everything she did”.
The Worst Film trophy was swept by Joker, and its maker Shirish Kunder bagged the Worst Director title. The ‘Super Hit of 2012’ honour, in this context, went to Shah Rukh Khan for hitting Kunder. Even as the winning actors were not present to receive their awards, the evening had everyone in splits. Jokes on actors Jackky Bhagnani, Deepika Padukone, Diana Penty and the late Yash Chopra kept the audience busy as clips from Chinta ta Chita Chita (named the Most Irritating Song) played in the background.
“Through the last five years, our attempt has been to bring to light the worst that Indian Cinema has to offer and remind the audience of good cinema,” said Jatn Varma, founder of the awards.
Going bananas over the worst in desi films
It is rare that one sees a celebrity receiving a Golden Kela Award in person. But this year, the 5th Annual Golden Kela Awards, held at the India Habitat Center on Saturday, saw such a scene. Anvitta Dutt, who won a Kela for Most Atrocious Lyrics for Ishq Wala Love (Student of the Year), was sporting enough to recieve her award in person, though she said she was clueless about the Kelas, but felt honoured to be there.
The event, which poked fun at the atrocious and trashy movies, actors and performances from last year, was hosted by Anant Singh and Zakir Khan, who kept the audience in splits with their jokes. They even compared actors Deepika Padukone and Diana Penty to modernised mannequins.
The red carpet of the event featured plastic figures of Kela, and the round tables had edible bananas as the center piece. Among the kelas doing the rounds, there was one person who got the Anti-Kela. Novelist Advaita Kala, also the writer of the film Kahaani, received it for her impactful and widely appreciated script writing.