Salman Khan's recent blockbuster "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" had taken the box office by storm with record breaking collection and the movie had also impressed critics. However, the Kabir Khan directorial could bag just one award at the 61st Britannia Filmfare Awards and that shocked fans of Salman.
"Bajrangi Bhaijaan", which is considered to be one of the best films of Salman till date, received an award in the "best story" category. The story of "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" was written by Vijayendra Prasad, who also is the writer of "Baahubali".
"Bajrangi Bhaijaan", starring Salman, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Harshaali Malhotra and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, holds the record of being the only Bollywood movie of 2015 to have grossed Rs 300 crore net at the domestic market.
While Ranveer Singh-starrer "Bajirao Mastani" claimed the maximum number of awards, "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" getting just one award made Salman's fans question the credibility of Filmfare Awards. Fans on Twitter have been expressing their annoyance and some of them even called the decision biased.
Bajrangi Bhaijaan its best film of 2016, touched hearts of millions. Filmfare has lost credibility this way by not giving enough awards ???— Jaini (@IchbinUjjaini) January 16, 2016
There cannot be a better movie than this..i have never seen people so happy n satisfied with a movie experience than Bajrangi Bhaijaan <3— Being Jayadev (@BeingJayadev) January 16, 2016
Fake awards doesn't take away the brilliance of Bajrangi Bhaijaan. There's no doubt that it's the best film of the year.— Sultan This Eid (@TheSalmanKhanns) January 16, 2016
Bajrangi Bhaijaan couldn't win Filmfare for best film. Not so sad. Who watches Filmfare anyway.— Biswatosh Sinha (@biswatosh) January 16, 2016
Salman shd stop performing in award shows where he never got recognition as an actor Bajrangi Bhaijaan his career best performance— Piyali Mukherjee (@Piyali_M) January 16, 2016
I don't care about that stupid awards but yes Bajrangi Bhaijaan is the bestest film so positive heart touching film I ever saw ???❤️— ✨Mrs.Salman Khan✨ (@kanchan789) January 16, 2016
No one can tell me that Bajrangi Bhaijaan wasn't the best movie of 2015.— Indian Baes (@indianbaes) January 16, 2016
Meanwhile, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Bajirao Mastani" starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra bagged as many as eight awards, including "best film". (Complete winners list).
The 61st Britannia Filmfare Awards was a grand event, which was hosted by Kapil Sharma and Shah Rukh Khan. Salman too performed at the show, along with others like Shah Rukh, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt and Kriti Sanon.