There was one year I tried to do a really really intensive coverage and it exhausted me. Digging through all the various sites for images and to make sure I didn’t miss anything was just BLAH! So I’m not doing that again, I’m just going to do highlights and you all can fill in what I miss.
I was talking about this with my friend I visited this weekend, and we couldn’t decide if it was just us that went “ew” about Alia-Ranbir and everyone else thinks they are cute, or if at least some folks agree with us. Here’s Alia’s acceptance speech for her best actress award for Raazi:
Meghna for me Raazi is you, your blood and sweat. You are my main chick. Vicky without you, the film wouldn’t be complete. Thank you my mentor Karan for being my mentor, father and my fashion police. Tonight’s all about love there my special one, I love you (Ranbir Kapoor).
Now, tell me in the comments, is your reaction to that “Ew” or “Aw”?
There was a bit of a thing because Hirani was nominated for a FilmFare award for Sanju despite being under a shadow of harassment allegations. I agree that Sanju shouldn’t have been nominated, but that is more because it was a stupid stupid movie than anything else. Plus, the FilmFare Awards are meaningless, they are merely a confirmation of the power and prestige you already have, they feed on the industry and not the other way around. Sanju getting so many nominations tells me that Hirani’s brand of watered down philosophy and obvious goodness is still the safest bet for an awards show. And that the industry is still figuring out how it wants to handle the #MeToo accusations, if it taints everything done by an artist or not.
Supposedly Ranbir called Hirani an “amazing human being” in his acceptance speech or something. But while I could find that full Alia quote above very easily in multiple sources, I cannot find the full Ranbir quote anywhere. Which could mean it doesn’t exist and we should all just relax. Or it could be that people were very focused on Alia’s acceptance speech, both the real media and social media, and no one really cared that much about what Ranbir had to say.
Vicky Kaushal Does a Dance Number
FilmFare Awards themselves are meaningless, but the dance numbers are what you want to keep your eye on. The Awards just confirm who already has the power, it’s a show designed by a film magazine to make sure stars feel kindly towards them. But the dance numbers, that’s how you can get a leg up in your career. Once the show is edited down and broadcast, people all over India and the world will watch Vicky Kaushal do a big dance, learn to like him and learn more about him, and come away with the feeling that Vicky is a major important start on the same level of Ranbir and Ranveer. Heck, he was even seated between Ranbir and Ranveer. I don’t care who won the actual awards tonight, Vicky doing a dance is the biggest news.
Here are a bunch of instagram links and official FilmFare photos. Discuss!