Even the big names of the industry haven’t been spared at the Golden Kela awards this year. Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, have all been nominated for the Worst Actor award.
Kangna Ranaut leads the nominations this year, bagging three mentions out of a possible five in the Worst Supporting Actor (Female) category, for her forgettable performances in Kites, No Problem and Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai. The awards, India’s answer to the Golden Raspberry Awards, better known as the Razzies, are in their third year, and have upped the ante this time around. Funnyman Cyrus Broacha will host the event, which will be held in Delhi tonight. They’ve also introduced several new, tongue-in–cheek honours such as the 3 Idiots Childbirth Award for Most Ridiculous Sequence in a Film and The Chimpoo Kapoor Award for No-Talent Relatives of Celebrities.
However, what sets this year’s Golden Kelas apart from the previous years is their introduction of Anti-Kela Awards. Denying that this would go against the whole point of the awards, Jatin Varma, founder of Golden Kela Awards says, “The idea is not only to pick the best of the worst, it’s also to spoof the regular award shows. We watch so many movies that are capable of leading us to mental illness, so this is our way of mentioning that it’s not all bad out there.” Nominees have been selected by the Golden Kela Committee, which is essentially the editorial team of humour magazine, Random. They are then put on the official website, allowing the public to vote. Needless to say, the response has been great. “Even the filmmakers are thrilled. Some of them are more flattered to receive a Golden Kela than they are with more established awards,” laughs Varma.
I Hate Luv Storys
My Name Is Khan
Tees Maar han
Worst actor (male)
Imraan Khan for I Hate Luv Storys, Break Ke Baad
Neil Nitin Mukhesh for Lafangey Parindey
John Abraham for Jhoota Hi Sahi
Hrithik roshan for Guzaarish
Vivek Oberoi for Prince
Shah Rukh Khan for My Name Is Khan
Sonam Kapoor for Aisha
Deepika Padukone for Housefull, Break Ke Baad
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan for Raavan
Kareena Kapoor and Kajol for We Are Family
Priyanka Chopra for Anjaana Anjaani
Pakhi Tyrewala for Jhootha Hi Sahi
First set winning the Anti-Kela Awards for 2010
Udaan: It is possible to make a film without item numbers.
LSD: It is possible to make a film without a tripod.
Peepli Live: It is possible to make a film without good-looking people.
Tere Bin Laden: It is possible to make a film with Bin Laden.
Do Dooni Chaar: It is possible to fit both Rishi Kapoor and Nitu Singh on one scooter
Ishqiya: It is possible to make a hit starring Arshad Warsi and Vidya Balan.
Special awards (recently introduced)
Lajja Award for Worst Treatment of A Serious Issue
Bas Kijiye Bahut Ho Gaya Award
Jajantram Mamantram Award for Worst Named Film
Special Award for The Worst Trilogy Ever In the History of Films
The Ajooba Award for Sheer Awesomeness
Black Award for Emotional Blackmail
Sonu Nigam Award for Career Suicide
Worst Casting Ever