RGV QUESTIONS RELEVANCE OF NATIONAL AWARDS
Filmmaker Ram Gopal
Varma (above) took a dig at the National Awards, saying actor Aamir Khan’s decision to skip all award events points at the losing relevance of the system in India. The 55-year-old director took to Twitter to share his views. “The fact that Aamir Khan, the greatest filmmaker of India does not attend any award events, including national award speaks, about those events (sic),” wrote Varma.
The Sarkar director further lauded Aamir for continuing to deliver good content and not caring about receiving awards.
“Highest quality films are made by Aamir and that he doesn’t care to be measured by any Indian award committee, including National (Awards) speaks loud,” he added. Recently, after Akshay Kumar won the National Award for Best Actor for his role in the crime drama Rustom, people questioned the awards. Many from the Bollywood fraternity wondered why films such as Dangal and Aligarh were not considered.