The nominations for this year’s Filmfare Awards are out and just like every other year, I quickly checked to see which stars are contenders for the main categories.
To my bewilderment, I saw one name in the list that I wasn’t expecting to see this year — Shah Rukh Khan.
He’s given us masterpieces.
But just like every good thing, his time has come to an end. And the fact that he’s now nominated for a leading award ceremony in a category that has actors who deserve it way more than him, is disappointing.
If you’ve watched the movie, you’ll totally understand my sentiment of being unhappy with this development. It wasn’t a good film. The script was all over the place with poor character story lines and extremely average acting. In fact, some would call it overacting.
#Zero handsomely overtakes Thugs of Hindostan in being the biggest let down of 2018. There is not a chance one can empathize with this colossal drag.— Yatharth Chauhan (@yatharth10) December 20, 2018
One star! pic.twitter.com/MvfadqfJvZ
#Zero feels like an intentional attempt to insult the intelligence of the audience…what a royal waste of money and time…a generous one star— avipsha sengupta (@avipsha1793) December 20, 2018
Flawed at the script level…. Flawed further when it comes to execution….. King Size Disappointment. #Zero— Himesh (@HimeshMankad) December 21, 2018
I am even more than ready to understand that sometimes bad films take away a good actor’s glory. But when a great actor does a bad job in an equally bad film, he doesn’t deserve to be put on a pedestal just because he’s a big name in the game.
It’s not just me, the internet seems to share my disappointment.
Shahrukh khan nominated for Best Actor 😂 it’s a joke #VimalFilmfareAwards— Sushith (@Sushithsuvarna) March 12, 2019
How does Shahrukh get a nomination for Zero ?— Shridhar Dhanagare (@SDhanagare) March 14, 2019
And not Amitji for 102 not out ?
Your awards are now only commercial oriented.@DrManojMehta
Please circulate in EF
Not fair at all.
Ofcourse Shahrukh Khan, he had more money among these actors. @filmfare https://t.co/l181dAtp6Z— Bharat 🇮🇳 (@iBeingJaySingh) March 13, 2019
TBH, we aren’t even surprised.