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
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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