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Rohit Shetty terms Bollywood award shows “fake”

Rohit Shetty

By: Mohnish Singh

The much-awaited Bollywood awards season is just around the corner, but hit filmmaker Rohit Shetty’s words may shake your faith in such glitzy ceremonies. Shetty, who is known for helming a series of successful films including the Golmaal franchise, says that Bollywood awards shows are fake and that he attends these ceremonies only if the organizers pay him to host or give his film an award. Yes, you read it absolutely right!

 

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Rohit Shetty recently appeared on actress Neha Dhupia’s show No Filter Neha and put a big question mark on the credibility of Bollywood awards shows. “If they pay me, I go. Genuinely. If they pay me and ask to come and host, or if they give me an award, then I go. Otherwise no. Because it is all fake. It’s all a TV show,” said the filmmaker.

Shetty, who keeps churning out one commercial potboiler after another, complains that commercial entertainers are not given their due at award events, “We also work hard. We work 18 hours a day for a film. Making commercial films are more difficult; shooting an action scene in 48°C is more difficult than making a normal film in a house. But you don’t consider commercial films. I tell them, ‘If you want to give me an award, then I am coming, or if you want to pay me to host a segment, then I will come’.”

 

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Meanwhile, Rohit Shetty is busy with his upcoming film Sooryavanshi. Starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif in lead roles, the movie is scheduled to release on 27th March, 2020. This is the first time when Akshay and Katrina are working with the filmmaker. They themselves are reuniting after a long time, having been last seen in the Farah Khan directorial Tees Maar Khan in 2010.

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