'JTHJ', 'Dabangg 2' up for worst film award
'Gangs of Wasseypur', 'Vicky Donor', 'Kahaani' and 'Paan Singh Tomar' will be given a special trophy for being 'the saving graces of Bollywood in 2012' at the annual Golden Kela awards which recognises the best of the worst in Hindi cinema.
"It gives us immense pleasure as we will be giving Anti Kela trophies to these four films for their exemplary script, teamwork and performances and for having us believe that good cinema can and will not just earn the brownie points of critics but can also do great at the box office," said Jatin Varma, Founder, Golden Kela Awards.
The annual awards, modelled on Razzies, have some of the biggest names from Bollywood in their worst categories.
Superstars Shah Rukh and Salman Khan's much hyped films 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' and 'Dabangg 2' are competing for the worst film trophy at the 2012 annual Golden Kela awards, which recognises the best of the worst in Hindi cinema.
The other films in the worst film category include 'Housefull 2', 'Son Of Sardaar', 'Khiladi 786' and 'Joker'.
This year's Golden Kela Awards, the Indian version of Razzies- 'Golden Raspberry Awards', have come up with surprising names in different categories. The winners are decided by audience vote.
In the worst actor (male) category, Akshay Kumar comes on top with his four releases - 'Housefull 2', 'Rowdy Rathore', 'Joker' and 'Khiladi 786'.
Ajay Devgn is part of the list for his two films 'Son Of Sardaar' and 'Bol Bachchan', Imran Khan for 'Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu', Sanjay Dutt for his villainous turn in 'Agneepath' and Siddharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan for their debut 'Student Of The Year'.
The heroines of Bollywood have not done so bad. Anushka Sharma ('JTHJ'), Sonakshi Sinha (for everything she did) and Deepika Padukone ('Cocktail') are competing for worst actor (female) Golden Kela Award 2012. They have some tough competition from newcomers like Farah Khan ('Shirin Farhad Ki Nikal Padi'), Alia Bhatt ('Student Of The Year'), and Diana Penty ('Cocktail').
In the worst director category Shirish Kunder has been nominated for his superflop 'Joker', Arbaaz Khan for his debut direction in 'Dabangg 2', Karan Johar for 'Student of the Year', Kabir Khan for 'Ek Tha Tiger' and Sajid Khan for 'Housefull 2', a film that also features in almost every other 'worst' category.
"We could not help but nominate the 'Indian Moviegoers' in the 'Bawara ho gaya hai ke award' category for spending more than 600 crores on 'Bol Bachchan', 'Housefull 2', 'Agneepath', 'Rowdy Rathore' and 'Ek Tha Tiger' (we'll keep adding the crores as figures keep coming in for 'Khiladi 786' and 'Dabangg 2')," said Jatin Varma, Founder, Golden Kela Awards.
2012 will go down in the history of Indian cinema for being the year of sequels and almost all of them feature in the 'worst sequel category. This list includes names like 'Dabangg 2', 'Housefull 2', 'Jannat 2', 'Jism 2', 'Raaz 3', 'Kya Super Kool Hain Hum', 'Bhoot Returns' and '1920 Evil Returns'.
The 5th edition of the award also features categories like 'most irritating Song', 'most atrocious lyrics', 'baawra ho gaya hai ke award', 'why are you still trying? award'.
Other special awards to be announced this March are 'The Mera Naam Joker Award' for longest film of the year', 'Bas Kijiye Bahut Ho Gaya Award', 'Beta, Tumse Na Ho Payega Award' and 'Super Hit Of the Year' award.
The Golden Kela Awards have come up with a new category Anti Kela Awards, which will be announced shortly. Anti-Kela awards are given to the films that were meaningful and entertaining, while still being in the mainstream.