How fair is Diljit ki jeet or Harshvardhan ki haar?
Truth, jealousy or a stunt, you are free to take your side but the celebrated black lady of India’s most glamorous Filmfare awards has entered into another storm that again questions its selection criteria and credibility.DILJIT DOSANJH AND HARSHVARDHAN KAPOOR
Recently, Harshavardhan Kapoor the new Kapoor ‘baccha’ (kid) from the ‘garib’ (poor) Kapoor – Anil Kapoor clang (the word ‘garib’ Kapoor is given by Anil Kapoor way back) disappointment on being missed out on the Best Debut award for MIRZYA, losing it to Punjab superstar Diljit Dosanjh Hindi ‘debut’ UDTA PUNJAB came out in open.
Harshavardhan Kapoor in an interview questioned the parameters on the coveted Award on deciding the best ‘debut’ nominations and reportedly slammed the award in an interview in which he was quoted saying, “I guess every awards event has its own parameters. I'll be honest, though. I think a debutant award is meant for someone working on his first film. It shouldn't go to an actor who has worked in several films in another industry or language."
Harshavardhan Kapoor has a point; Diljit Dosanjh is a big star in Punjab who already has seven blockbusters to his credit. In 2014 south sensation Dhanush won the coveted award in the same category for RAANJHANAA. Dhanush began his acting career in the year 2002 with THULLUVADHO IIAMAI.
Yes without any iota of doubt, Diljit Dosanjh is a much better talent and deserves an award for his brilliant portrayal in UDTA PUNJAB but not in the best ‘debut’ category. Harshavardhan Kapoor has to go miles to become a good actor. MIRZYA exposed his limitations.
But the question is bigger than Harshvardhan Kapoor’s eligibility in pointing a finger towards Filmfare award which is losing on its credibility year after year is the parameters on which its thinking tank decides the nominations which needs to be changed at the earliest. Otherwise the circus will turn from hilarious to irksome.