Shahid’s Haider bagged five awards at the 62nd National Awards held for the Hindi and regional mixed cinema. Haider is the adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ mixed with the genocide of the Kashmiri Pandits issue.
Shahid Kapoor is elated at the win even though he lost the best actor category award to Kannada actor Sanchari Vijay. He tweeted, “And Haider wins 5 at the national award. So so so happy. Every one of them so well deserved. Proud. Big grin.”
The five categories were as follows:
- Best Costume Designer: Dolly Ahluwalia
- Best Dialogues: Vishal Bhardwaj
- Best Music Direction Songs: Haider
- Best Choreography: Sudesh Bismil
- Best Playback Singer: Sukhwinder Singh
Other highlights included Kangana Ranaut getting the Best Actress award while Mary Kom being named Best Popular Film. Amitabh Bachchan-starrer “Bhootnath Returns” along with Marathi film “Killa” got a special mention for lovable portrayals.
Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj also said that he was happy for the awards as they were beyond expectations but he was a tad bit sad for Shahid not winning the best actor. He took it on himself and dedicated the awards to the Kashmiri Pandits and that the success of the film. But his dedication took a misfire and actor Anupam Kher was offended because of this tribute. He said he congrats Bhardwaj for the awards but his tribute is fraudulent.
“When was last time Vishal Bhardwaj spoke about d plight of #KashmiriPandits? He in fact humiliated us by doing dance of devil at our temple.” Kher tweeted.
Although there has been no throwback for the statement from Bhardwaj’s side and his last statement had been his expression of his happiness over the victory and awards delivering more than his expectations. But for the sake of our readers, we do hope that they sort this out publicly so that we can provide you with the hot and spicy gossip.