Katrina Kaif recently won the Smita Patil Memorial Award and Twitter could not handle it. Social media users criticized the actress for receiving the prestigious award, which is given to honorees for outstanding contribution to cinema. Many argued that the actress cannot act and has fewer expressions than stone-faced Manmohan Singh. But you cannot deny that Katrina Kaif is one of the most popular actresses in the film industry today. Good actor or not, she is frequently picked by filmmakers for lead roles. She has acted with every major actor in Bollywood, including the three Khans, Khiladi and Big B. So honestly, her latest honor is no shock to us. We also nominate these Indian celebs for certain awards for their extraordinary contributions.
Kamaal R. Khan for Bharat Ratna
An award given for exceptional services towards the advancement of Art – we cannot think of anyone who is more deserving of this honor. KRK not only created the hashtag ‘#2RsPpl’, but he has also been a regular on Twitter, entertaining us with his opinions and criticism. His actions usually lead to a barrage of reactions from the film industry as well as others, proving just how resourceful he is.
Sushant Singh Rajput for Arjuna Award
The much-awaited movie M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story shows SSR playing the role of the famous cricketer. As Dhoni is one of the most revered sportsmen in the country, many raised eyebrows over the choice of actor for the role. But after the release of the trailer, we cannot wait to see SSR recreate the magic of Dhoni. Surely, the Arjuna Award, which is given for outstanding achievement in sports, ought to go to him.
Salman Khan for Award for Selfless Service
Controversy aside, Salman Khan is the most giving person in the industry. He is known for expressing his love and friendship through generous gifts, giving strugglers the support they need to make a mark in the industry, and even helping other stars in times of financial trouble. And yet, what does he get in return? Only criticism, shame, and constant scrutiny. You deserve better, Bhai, and we support you!
Baba Ramdev for Shilp Guru Award for Crafts Work
The Shilp Guru Award is given every year to master craftspersons in the country for innovating different styles and designs of traditional craftsmanship. After Baba Ramdev’s latest venture of ‘Swadeshi Jeans’, you cannot deny that he is deserving of the award. He has blended western fashion with Indian tradition and spirituality and made desi jeans, which we just cannot wait to try.
Tiger Shroff and Jacqueline Fernandez for Kalidas Samman for Dance
Tiger and Jacqueline’s chemistry in the recent superhero flick, A Flying Jatt, took us by storm. To top that, Beat Pe Booty became an instant hit among fans and celebs in the industry, who took to social media to participate in the Beat Pe Booty Challenge. The only way we can honor Tiger and Jacqueline for their contribution to our entertainment is by giving them the Kalidas Samman for Dance.
Sonam Kapoor for Neerja Bhanot Award
The Neerja Bhanot Award is given every year to a woman who helps fight social injustice. Who could be more deserving of this award than Neerja Bhanot herself? Sonam Kapoor portrayed the brave Neerja in this year’s movie of the same name, gaining critical acclaim for it. She surely deserves the award for her bravery in taking on the role and for facing the challenges that came with it.
Hrithik Roshan for Award for Social Justice
Hrithik Roshan has had a tough year. After the controversy with Kangana Ranaut, he hoped to re-establish himself in the industry with Mohenjo Daro, but the film fared poorly at the box office. His earlier scandal caused him a lot of grief, especially on Twitter, and he had to use legal means to resolve the issue. He is the rightful recipient for the Award for Social Justice, or Justice for Social Media.
Bipasha Basu for National Bravery Award
Bipasha Basu’s marriage to Karan Singh Grover was one of the most hyped events of the year. What made this even more interesting was that this was KSG’s third marriage, after two divorces. Bipasha’s decision to marry him was questioned by many, but they were soon silenced by the Bollywood-like romance of the happy couple. We salute you, Bips! There’s nothing wrong with believing in a happy ending.
Abhishek Bachchan for Young Entrepreneurs Award
Being the child of a mega star means you really don't need to work. But it isn’t so for Junior Bachchan. Aside from making his mark in Bollywood, Abhishek decided to try his luck with sports. He bought the bought the Jaipur Pink Panthers, a Pro Kabaddi League team, who won the championship in 2014. He is also the co-owner of the ISL team Chennaiyin FC, who won the league last year.
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