Aren’t we all mesmerized by the glaring aura created by the Bollywood award shows, looking at our favorite celebrities performing in designer clothes, the red carpet, exciting awards, and what not? But the reality behind that glamour is much bitter. In the last couple of years, the award shows have remained in the limelight for their notorious activities. From giving paid awards to insulting the outsiders, the award shows have been successful in fostering nepotism. Many people from the Bollywood fraternity including Varun Grover and Kangana Ranaut have not only outspoken about the harsh reality of the award shows but also boycotted this show. Even Amir Khan never attends these award shows.
Last year, many people were deeply saddened when some of the most terrific and socially-relevant movies like Article 15 and Super 30 weren’t given any awards. This was not the first time rather this is the trend that has been followed for a very long time. Many actors including Rishi Kapoor had admitted that they bought the award by paying money. Whereas phenomenal actors like Irrfan Khan and Manoj Bajpayee had rarely got any awards.
What is more shocking is that many Bollywood movies( like- Angry Indian Goddesses, Masan, the last colour, to name a few) are recognized and awarded on many international platforms but they don’t get any space in these Bollywood media let alone the award shows. Above all, these award shows are only for the actors and directors whereas set designers, costume designers, cameraman, stuntmen, cinematographers, scriptwriters, assistant directors, and many more people who play an indispensable role in making the movie are never given awards. And even if some awards shows have these categories, they don’t form part of the main function and are given separately.