Ajab Gazabb Love, Ajay Devgn, akshay kumar, anurag kashyap, Anvita Dutt, Bol Bachchan, Dabangg, Dharma Productions, FALTU, Farah Khan, Gangs of Wasseypur, Golden Kela Awards, Jackky Bhagnani, Joker, Karan Johar, Koffee with Karan, Rangrezz, salman khan, Shirish Kunder, Son of Sardar, Sonakshi Sinha, Student of the Year
If there are multiple awards to honour Bollywood personalities for their contribution to cinema every year whether on screen or behind screen, then there are those awards that have mushroomed over the last few years that has the dubious distinction of dishonouring those celebrities that have given the worst performance off screen and behind it.
This year at the 5th Golden Kela Awards for 2012, the Worst Film of the Year went to the usual suspect Joker. Starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha, the film produced by Farah Khan and Akshay Kumar and directed by Shirish Kunder was a huge box office disaster from day one. And so Joker had the last laugh at the Golden Kela Awards if not the other most popular awards.
And off course the ringmaster of Joker Shirish Kunder wouldn’t have liked to be left behind and took home the Worst Director Award for the same film. Well he finally had his banana and ate it too!
And despite giving two huge blockbusters in Bol Bachchan and Son of Sardar, the film failed to escape the slippery peels of the Golden Kela and its lead actor Ajay Devgn walked away with the Worst Actor Award and his co-star in Son of Sardar Sonakshi Sinha was adjudged the Worst Actress (for everything she did in 2012).
Karan Johar’s Dharma Production has always been synonymous with wonderful songs and its lyrics and hence it comes as a major surprise when its song ‘Ishq Wala Love’ from the film Student of the Year got its lyrics Anvita Dutt the Most Atrocious Lyrics Award. Well finally, Karan is up for gamesmanship like his guests are on his show Koffee With Karan.
And once again an Akshay Kumar film popped a Kela in its mouth when his film Rowdy Rathore’s song ‘Chinta Ta Chita Chita’ was rated as the Most Irritating Song of the Year!! Tell this to the kids, we’d say.
Well this hugely unpopular but hilarious awards wouldn’t have been popular if the Audience wouldn’t have had a stellar role to play in this. And the Golden Kela ensured that the audience got its rightful dues by honouring them with Baawara Ho Gaya Hai Ke Award for making mindless films super hits!
The reigning superstar of Bollywood Salman Khan ensured he didn’t miss out on this golden dessert and his sequel Dabangg 2 got the Worst Sequel Award. Hopefully, another award in the same category for the same film sequel doesn’t seem to be on the horizon.
Poor Jackky Bhagnani – each year he tries really hard to find a firm footing in Bollywood that is laden with banana peels but for every F.A.L.T.U. there are ten Ajab Gazabb Love. And so the extremely untalented actor but versatile dancer took home the Why Are You Still Trying Award. Something better than nothing we’d say.
The year 2012 had also its shares of fights and controversies and rather than Shirish Kunder getting a mouthful of the Golden Kela, it was his nemesis Shahrukh Khan who snatched the Super Hit of the Year Golden Kela Award for slapping Shirish at a party. Are we going to see a slapping trend happening in Bollywood?
Poor Shirish, the guys at the Golden Kela ensured that Shahrukh’s slap didn’t hurt his inflated ego and awarded him with Beta, Tumse Na Ho Payega Award.
And of course, the Bhatt family who has been churning out sequels after sequels in 2012, were not to be left behind for their ‘good’ work and received Bas Kijiye Bahut Ho Gaya Award. If only…
All said and done, Anurag Kashyap’s magnum opus Gangs of Wasseypur which had been garnering accolades and awards not just in India but worldwide, couldn’t resist a share of the pie or should we say a slice of the Golden Kela and ultimately Keh Ke Li the Mera Naam Joker Award for the long film of the year.
So fairly, this year’s Golden Kela Awards went to the most deserving candidates and it waits to be seen if these celebrities relish the Golden Kela and come back for more next year or they opt for the more juicy Black Ladies!