Golden Kela awards — the desi version of Hollywood’s Razzies that celebrate the ‘blah-est and crappiest cinematic attempts’ took place in the city on Sunday. While actor Imran Khan bagged the worst actor (male) award for Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, Deepika Padukone won the worst actor (female) for her role in Aarakshan.
Neither of the two, or for that matter most other winners, turned up at the function. While Imran was shooting in Rajkot, Deepika was in Manali. Last year, Sonam Kapoor had sportingly shown up to collect her worst actor award for Aisha. “Hollywood actors have a good sense of humour and come to collect their awards... why can’t our stars play sport?” says 24-year-old Natasha Sood, a doctor and movie buff. “It’s high time our stars started to collect their Kelas,” says Sudhanshu Mishra, 18.
Some, however, feel the worst actor awards weren’t up to the mark this time. “I think Imran was pretty decent in Mere Brother ki Dulhan ... there were other actors who did much worse,” says Nikasha Singh, a film enthusiast. “I don’t agree with the list — they are missing some really bad performances, says Sur Walia, 18.
Other awards included Worst Film for Ra.One, Worst Director for its maker Anubhav Sinha, Most Irritating Song for Teri Meri from Bodyguard and the Lajja Award for Worst Treatment of a Serious Issue for Aarakshan. The F.A.L.T.U award for most aptly named film went to F.A.L.T.U and Pankaj Kapoor’s Mausam won the Bawra Ho Gaya Ke award. A special award, the Platinum Kela, was presented to filmmaker Kanti Shah for forgettable films such as Gunda, Free Entry, Loha and Munnibai. He however, took it in his stride. “This award is special as it comes from true fans of my movie-making style,” he said.
Sandler’s film sweeps the Razzies
While the Golden Kelas were taking place in Delhi, Sunday saw the Razzies happening in Hollywood. Funnyman Adam Sandler set a record for his 2011 comedy Jack and Jill by winning each and every award given away at the ceremony. Sandler, whose film had been nominated in 11 categories, won Worst Actor and Worst Actress for playing both the male and female leads in the film. Razzies usually happen a day before the Oscars but took place on April Fool’s day for the first time this year.
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