Film industry award functions are interesting, be it Hollywood or Bollywood. You get to see extravagant performances, celebrity conversations and so much more.


Sometimes it so happens that celebrities and people at the show lose their cool or get into awkward situations. Here are a few instances when things got really messed up between celebrities at award functions.


1. Neil Nitin Mukesh’s fight with Shah Rukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan

This is a popular one. Shah Rukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan were hosting a Filmfare award and trolled Neil Nitin Mukesh for his name. They made fun of him for not having a surname. However, Neil didn’t find this funny and got really offended. He expressed that this joke was insulting since his father is sitting in the audience and also asked both the hosts to shut up. 

2. Ashutosh Gowarikar’s verbal fight with Sajid Khan

After winning the Screen Awards for the Best Film of The Year – Jodha Akbar, Ashutosh Gowarikar took a dig at the host Sajid Khan. He expressed how Sajid’s joke on his film insulted him and felt ‘deeply hurt and ‘upset’. He also asked Sajid to ‘shut up’ when the later tried to speak. 

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3. Shahid Kapoor’s verbal fight with Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan was hosting a Filmfare Awards function where he named five actors who are best known for their dancing in Bollywood. However, after the list got complete Shahid got offended since his name was not in that list and he had a little spat with Dhawan for including his name own name to that list. 

4. KRK’s fight with Ali Asgar and Suresh Menon 

During Zee’s Balt Awards, host Ali Asgar and Suresh Menon handed over a Lifetime Achievement Balti Award to KRK. However, the actor got really offended by this, smashed the award and left the function. 

5. Salman Khan’s fight with Lyricist Mithoon

At Star Guild Awards, actor Salman Khan lashed out at Mithoon when the lyricist defended his song and mentioned how the hosts made him wait for 6 hours to recieve this award. 

6. Will Smith’s fight with Chris Rock

At the Oscars 2022, Will Smith punched presenter Chris Rock after he made a joke about Will’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith, also an actor. Chris Joke referred to GI Jane in reference to Jada’s shaved head. Jada suffers from alopecia and has been vocal about it previously too. After slapping Chris on the stage, Will returned to his seat and yelled:

Keep my wife’s name out of your f*****g mouth.

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7. Kayne West’s fight with Taylor Swift

During the 2009 MTV VMA awards, Taylor Swift had won an award for her music video, You Belong with Me. While she was giving her acceptance speech, Kayne West went on the stage, interrupted her, took the microphone from her and said:

Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I’mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time! One of the best videos of all time!


This made headlines that time and the two also spoke about the moment in several interviews. While Swift could not give an answer to Kayne in 2009, she gave a solid come back to Kanye through her beautiful speech at the 2015 VMA awards. Receiving the award for best video of the year for her song, ‘Bad Blood’, she said:

So I guess I have to say to all the other winners tonight, I’m really happy for you, and I’mma let you finish, but Kanye West I’ve had one of the greatest careers of ALL TIME.

Which fight startled you?