The 2019 IIFA Awards were announced recently, and among the winners was Deepika Padukone.
She won ‘The Special 20 Award’–introduced in celebration of 20 years of IIFA–for her role in Chennai Express (2013). Not Piku, not Padmaavat, but Chennai Express.
And while we get the movie was a Box Office Success, it garnered little critical acclaim. It let many to wonder if Bollywood was ‘smoking something’ we don’t know of.
Amitabh best debut male— rraj #PeaceForSridevi (@CRaajc) September 19, 2019
Rekha best debut female
PC for Barfi— ♕sash (@floralxsash) September 19, 2019
Kangana for Queen
Vidya for TDP & Kahaani
Kareena for the iconic geet itself
And Deepika won it for what chennai express & piku🙄 Even if its vote(which I doubt) this is nothing but funny. Two NA performances snubbed just like that 😐#IIFAAwards #IIFA
She won it for chennai express.. .. I can't believe.. .. I couldn't even stand that movie for 2 minutes.. .. Shame on you iifa.. .. Such great performances over the years still.. .. 🖕— Ankush (Pc Maniac) (@Ankush_PcManiac) September 19, 2019
WAIT. She won it for Chennai Express? The best performance by a female in the last TWENTY (20!!) years was DP in Chennai Express! Okay IIFA okay https://t.co/jh7UblNnEn— the mili factor (@SunoMili) September 19, 2019
IIFA wants to give awards to Ranveer – Deepika and Ali – Ranbir..buss..😒😒😒 happy for Ishaan Khattar ..❤❤— Amrutha (Tamannaah’s Fan, AC, TV, Grinder, Fridge) (@amruthaspeaks) September 19, 2019
Whatttt??? Really??? Chennai Express🤔🤔😅— Tenzin Choedon (@itstenchoe) September 19, 2019
We had so many amazing movies to pick best actress from, in last 20 years and all u had to do is give it to Deepika for Chennai express !! seriously!!! Deepika had acted so well in other amazing movies if u had to give it to her only 🙄 #IIFAAwards #iifa20— Dreamunlimited (@NuetralBee) September 19, 2019
Rani for Black, Alia for Udta Punjab, Anushka for Band Baaja Baaraat, Tabu for Chandni Bar, Aishwarya for Devdas- Yeh sab lagta hai ghaas charane Gaye the😂🤣— Manan Mehta #AK52 (@MananMe91491905) September 19, 2019
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