Boney Kapoor on National Film Awards 2018 row: Would've been equally happy to get honour from Smriti Irani

The 2018 Nationwide Movie Awards had been marred with controversy after greater than 70 winners skipped the ceremony after the final minute announcement that President Ram Nath Kovind could be presenting solely 11 awards, a departure from custom.

Boney Kapoor, together with daughters Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor, was current on the ceremony to obtain the Finest Actress award on behalf of his late spouse Sridevi. The movie producer not solely spoke about Sridevi receiving the honour posthumously but additionally introduced his ideas concerning the controversy surrounding the ceremony.

Boney Kapoor/Picture from Twitter.

Boney, in line with tweets posted by ANI, stated he doesn’t perceive what the fuss was about. He additionally stated that he would have been equally comfortable if the Nationwide Award was introduced by the Info and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani, as an alternative of President Ram Nath Kovind, as finally the popularity of your work is what counts.

ANI quoted Boney Kapoor saying the next, “I’d have been equally comfortable if the Minister (I&B) had given me the award. It’s finally the popularity of your work. I do not perceive what the fuss is about.”

Boney additionally spoke about Sridevi profitable her first Nationwide Movie Award saying, “I am extraordinarily comfortable and proud. That is what she’s obtained after working for 50 years within the business, she would’ve cherished this award all her life. This’s the very best honour. We miss her & right this moment we miss her much more.”

The artists who skipped the 2018 Nationwide Movie Awards said they were disheartened and “felt dejected quite than honoured” on being knowledgeable on the final minute that the President will current solely 11 awards.

“It looks like a breach of belief when an establishment/ceremony that abides by excessive protocol fails to tell us of such a significant side of the ceremony with a previous discover. It appears unlucky that 65 years of custom are being overturned in a jiffy,” learn the letter, signed by greater than 70 filmmakers and artistes from throughout the nation.

Historically, the President provides away all of the Nationwide Movie Awards. In a departure from custom, the perform was divided into two phases: The primary conferred by Smriti Irani and Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore; the second (which included posthumous recognitions for Vinod Khanna and Sridevi), was introduced by President Ram Nath Kovind.

(Also read — National Film Awards 2018: 70 recipients giving ceremony a miss is not boycott, but a dismissal of rudeness)

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