The recently concluded 69th edition of the Filmfare Awards witnessed a surge of controversy as Alia Bhatt clinched the prestigious Best Actress award for her performance in “Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani.” However, rather than celebrating Alia Bhatt’s win, angry netizens took to social media, expressing their discontent and even suggesting that the win was undeserved.
While Rani Mukerji and Shefali Shah shared the Best Actress Critics award, many people questioned Alia Bhatt’s win for the Best Actress Popular award. Additionally, a significant number of viewers felt that Rani Mukerji deserved the Best Actress Popular award as well. If not Rani, then many argued that Taapsee Pannu and Kiara Advani deserved it more.
Following the announcement, social media platforms saw an influx of reactions from angry netizens, with many expressing disappointment and a few questioning the legitimacy of Alia Bhatt’s win. This sentiment triggered an extensive online conversation and debate.
The backlash intensified as netizens compared Alia Bhatt’s performance to that of other actresses nominated in the category. Rani Mukherjee in Mrs. Chatterjee vs Norway, Taapsee Pannu in Dunki, and, Kiara Advani in Satyaprem Ki Katha were particularly highlighted as deserving candidates who, according to some users, outshone Alia in their respective roles.
The critique extended to questioning Alia’s portrayal of Rani in Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani where she not only failed to ace the Bengali accent but even looked uncomfortable handling the challenging scenes. Here’s how people reacted to Alia Bhatt winning the Filmfare Best Actress Award:
*Images: All screengrabs capture the personal opinions of netizens shared on Reddit The controversy surrounding Alia Bhatt’s win has reignited the broader debate about the credibility of Bollywood awards, with some users asserting that the Filmfare Awards, in particular, have lost their integrity. The allegations of favoritism and a lack of acknowledgment of genuine talent in the industry have long been a point of contention.
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