Time and again television has given Bollywood some terrific performers like Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Balan, Prachi Desai and Yami Gautam to name a few and one such actor is the current heartthrob Sushant Singh Rajput.
After making his way into hearts of the viewers with his boy-next-door charm in Pavitra Rishta the actor took the giant leap and marked his silver screen debut with KAI PO CHE.
After his debut film the actor went on to do a biopic on one of the legends of Indian cricket captain Cool M S Dhoni. His film did well and earned Sushant accolades and we are happy for this rising star of Bollywood.
In fact Sushant even bagged the Best actor award for his performance in MS DHONI: THE UNTOLD STORY at a recently held International film festival.
Interestingly the actor was nominated alongside Amitabh Bachchan (PINK), Aamir Khan (DANGAL) and Hrithik Roshan (KAABIL), Rajkummar Rao (TRAPPED), Lalit Behl and Adil Hussain (MUKTI BHAWAN) in this best actor category.
Sushant’s performance in Dhoni biopic was good no doubt but was it really better than the performance of veterans like Amitabh Bachchan’s in PINK or Aamir Khan’s in DANGAL (The film was a massive hit and also became the highest grossing Hindi film of all time!)
This leaves us wondering how Sushant bagged the Best Actor award when actors of Big B and Aamir Khan’s caliber were nominated alongside him and that too for films like PINK and DANGAL! It also makes us wonder regarding the selection criteria under which the jury members felt Sushant was more deserving than the other people who were nominated in the same category.
Sushant is a good actor and there’s no doubt about it but was his performance in MS DHONI better than Aamir’s in DANGAL or Big B’s in PINK which left an impact on society? Perhaps not many would agree on this.
This whole incident yet again raises the pertinent question of whether these awards shows and film festivals actually believe in felicitating the deserving artists or is it just a fad?