Aamir Khan‘s aversion to award shows is well known. The actor never attends an award show (well, unless it’s the National Awards) and famously so. Legend has it that his decision had a lot to do with Shah Rukh Khan.
Apparently, Aamir was a regular at the awards scene in the beginning of his career. He was present at the Filmfare nights when Anil Kapoor won the Best Actor award for Beta in ’92 (Aamir was nominated for Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar in the same year). He was also present when SRK bagged the award for Baazigar in ’93 – the same year Aamir was nominated for Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke. But turns out, the last straw was when SRK won the Best Actor for Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge in ’95 and Aamir didn’t take the trophy home for Rangeela. Aamir’s act in Rangeela was appreciated by everyone but sadly, wasn’t awarded. It was after that incident that Aamir stopped attending Filmfare and popular movie awards.
Of course, he has never gone on record to say this. Aamir has been quoted as saying:
Fact is that I have no objections to film awards per se. I just feel that if I don’t value a particular film award, then I won’t attend it either. Apart from the national award, I don’t see any other award ceremony that I should give value to. My personal experience about these award ceremonies is that I don’t trust them. I have no faith in them so I would prefer to stay away.
I love vintage Bollywood gossip, don’t you?