Actor Rishi Kapoor, who recently won a lifetime achievement award, says award functions hold no significance.
“I use trophies as doorstops in my home. What they have done to film awards is truly tragic. Agar sabko khush karna hai toh phir award ka matlab kya hua?” the actor said in an interview to DNA.
He added, “I couldn’t believe it when they gave an award to Parineeti Chopra for losing weight. Will they give me one for gaining weight?”
About his award, he said, “They pleaded with me to accept it. They think my work is over, so they keep giving me lifetime achievement awards.”
Kapoor, who has received another lifetime achievement award, this year, continues: “My work continues irrespective of whether they give me an award or not.”
Outraged by popular awards and their commercialisation, the actor also said awards today were all for television.
“One or the other of these awards keep playing in some corner of the world. I’ve personally seen our awards functions being televised in Mauritius, New York, Los Angeles and many other parts of the world,” he said.
Known for not mincing his words and giving it to the world (and media) as it is, Kapoor had only recently proved his ‘no-nonsense’ way of life. Little before his son actor Ranbir Kapoor and his alleged girlfriend called it quits, the Bobby actor had clarified that Ranbir and Katrina might be in a relationship, but Katrina wouldn’t dare to call him papa.
“A newspaper reported that she has started calling me, ‘Papa.’ Rubbish, she wouldn’t dare to take such liberties with me. Why am I always being dragged into his (Ranbir’s) private life? I’m not the sort to duck questions. As far as I’m concerned, Katrina has been very well behaved. I worked with her in Namastey London,” he was quoted as saying.
Never one to mince his words, Kapoor had earlier spoken out on Twitter on a range of issues, including the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as FTII chairman and godwoman Radhe Ma: Most recently about how he felt former media tycoon Indrani Mukerjea weird when she approached him some years ago to offer him a television project.
Remember the time India was all caught up with the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, the Bollywood actor had then described Mukerjea, the accused, as a “real weirdo” on Twitter.
He had tweeted: “Indrani Mukherjee came to offer me something on TV years back. She was a real weirdo then too. Imagine killing your own daughter! Real shocking (sic).”
Coming back to Parineeti: Along with Sonakshi Sinha, Parineeti was a Bollywood star often trolled for her weight. While Sonakshi has been emphatic in her responses, often shaming the bodyshamers back, Parineeti chose to slim down. And here’s the proof...
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