Bollywood Award Shows: More Masala than the Oscars!

Miss R. , 26 Feb 2011

Like I said, anyone who wants to become a freelance Bollywood blog-ibutor (blog contributor, get it? Lol.) on MissMalini.com is more than welcome to send me posts from time to time and I’ll deffy use all the relevant ones with due credit to you! Here’s the first one from Miss R. all the way from Toronto Canada!

Shilpa Shetty at the 10th IIFA Awards
Shilpa Shetty at the 10th IIFA Awards

Hi everyone, I’m Miss R from Toronto, and a big Bollyfan. With the Oscars coming up, I decided to sum up the Bollywood award shows this year. James Franco and Anne Hathaway make Oscar history for being the youngest Oscar hosts in history, in addition to being the first male-female pair. Finally! I’ve always found the Oscars to be a very prim and stuffy affair, especially in comparison to Bollywood awards shows. Shah Rukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan were hilarious at the Filmfare a few years ago, and it is not uncommon in Bollywood for A-listers and rising stars to be hosts, case in point Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh who hosted one this year. So, with Hollywood ending it’s awards season, let’s recap what happened this year in Bollywood with regards to awards (And yes, I know IIFA is in the summer, but, the bulk of the Bollywood award shows have passed!)

1) Different awards, different winners
Anushka Sharma, Shah Rukh Khan and Vidya Balan
Anushka Sharma, Shah Rukh Khan and Vidya Balan

While Hollywood awards almost always have the same winners in the acting categories, it was a very different case for Bollywood this year. While Kajol won her millionth Filmfare best actress award, Vidya Balan won the Star Screen, Zee Cine and Filmfare Critics awards. Also, there was no consensus on best actor either, with Shah Rukh Khan winning the Filmfare, and Hrithik Roshan winning others. I know that the different award shows in India have their own biases, that’s another article, but readers, who were your best actors/actresses of 2010?

2) Funny ceremonies

While Ashutosh Gowariker may disagree with me, I loved the comedy of the award shows, like Shahid Kapoor and Shah Rukh Khan’s bantering at the Star Screen, Imran Khan and Ranbir Kapoor’s Guzaarish tribute at the Filmfare and Priyanka Chopra‘s spot-on imitations at the Zee Cine.

3) Return of the Actresses

I was overjoyed to see Hema Malini, Zeenat Aman, Asha Parekh, and Rekha altogether at the Star Screen awards, they’re timeless. Also, Madhuri Dixit’s comeback at the Filmfare awards was great, she looks the same as she did years ago.

4) Sweet Moments

Ranveer Singh tearing up after receiving his newcomer award at the Star Screen Awards was so sweet, I was frankly surprised it meant that much to him!

5) Sour Moments
Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan
Kajol and Shah Rukh Khan

The Star Screen Awards lost credibility when it turned out they were not giving out the awards based on the largest number of votes, but rather, by who showed up. Also, the Filmfare once again praised Yash Raj favorites Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. They are great actors, but they have so many Filmfares at home, and there were more deserving people in their categories.

Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan

So, there it is, my first posting, but coming up is my take on Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan attending the Oscars, stay tuned!
By Miss R. for MissMalini.com

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