2020 Awards: Best Animal Photo of 2020, Vijay and Cat or Salman and Horse

Why mess around? We know we have to deal with this question eventually! Might as well just dive into it and try to teach a concensus.

Context is key! It’s not just that Salman posted a photo of himself shirtless on a horse, it is that he posted a photo of himself not wearing clothes to announce a clothing line, and with a horse to publicize a brand called “human”. The illogic builds on the illogic!!!

And along those same lines, we have Vijay Sethupathi posting a photo of himself holding a cat in honor of New Years (why?????), with a million behind the scenes credits attached, including “project head”, “project support”, AND “project developer”. For ONE CAT PHOTO.


Which makes you laugh longer, harder, and more regularly?

26 thoughts on “2020 Awards: Best Animal Photo of 2020, Vijay and Cat or Salman and Horse

  1. Okay – the title is Best ANIMAL PHOTO – so therefore the cat wins. Because it is a good photo of a CAT, that happens to be held by a man (who is apparently named Vijay). Salman is Putinesk in his naked torso, and while the horse is big and bold, we are clearly supposed to look at the half naked man. So for ANIMAL PHOTO – the cat wins. BUT for photo of the YEAR – I vote Salman. I mean a photo of a horse and a naked man to advertise clothing, clothing CALLED Being Human, AND not a very good photo at that – well lets just see how that clothing line does. It’ll probably sell out.


    • Let me also point out, for all the weirdness and confusion that was 2020, a shirtless man on a horse to advertise a clothing line seems waaaaaaaaaaaaay more symbolic than a sort of beautifully random photo of a cat held by a man.

      On Mon, Jan 4, 2021 at 3:34 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  2. That Vijay photo gets more perfect every time I look at it. I mean, no wonder they needed 20 people to work on it.

    Someone needs to get the calendar app it’s from, because “the mobile app comes with stunning collection of exclusive photographs of south India’s favourite celebrities in showstopping looks.”

    They are not lying if this picture is anything to go by.


  3. Do you think either of them was in on the joke? Salman looks very serious about his manliness. Vijay, I can’t decide if he knows how fantastically absurd it is. He almost looks like he’s trying to match the cat’s expression. Be the cat! BE the cat, Vijay!

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    • I’m going with “Salman thought it was cool and honestly doesn’t care if folks laugh at him, it’s not even a consideration in his life” and “Vijay was in the middle of a long confusing photoshoot and just blindly doing whatever he was asked”. I picture it as hour 7, Vijay’s been standing there holding a hammer, a tire, a tree branch, a cricket bat, everyone’s exhausted, finally a photographer’s assistant says “what about this?” and picks up the studio cat. Vijay is just on auto-pilot at this point, holds what is handed to him, and makes Model Face at the camera.

      On Mon, Jan 4, 2021 at 8:28 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:



  4. We need a little context for why Vijay is standing in undergrowth with that animal.
    – He has stolen a prizewinning cat and the police have just yelled “Freeze!!!!”
    – He and the cat went on a hike together but the cat decided it wouldn’t walk another step.
    – The cat was stuck in a dead tree and Vijay chopped it down to rescue it.
    – The cat was starring in a movie about a village in the mountains. It threw a hissy fit and took off. Vijay has retrieved it and is delivering it back on set.
    – Vijay is to star in a movie in which he turns into a cat-person. This is his acting coach.
    – Its a story about the forbidden love between a man and his closest friend….

    Possibilities are endless. 🙂


    • Oh yeah! JHMS, Sargam, three DCIB dogs, Vijay with a cat, Salman on a horse, and a few others I don’t remember. Only the best.

      On Mon, Jan 4, 2021 at 10:33 PM dontcallitbollywood wrote:


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