A lot of people were surprised when Parineeti Chopra recently got the Style Icon Of The Year trophy at the Stardust awards, since it came on the heels of her unveiling her new, fitter look in a campaign called Built That Way. Turns out, Rishi Kapoor is one of the people who didn't understand the relevance of the award. In an interview with DNA, he said, “I couldn’t believe it when they recently gave an award to Parineeti Chopra for losing weight. Can someone please give me an award for gaining weight?”
He added, “I never did believe in popular awards. It’s gotten much worse now. I use award trophies as doorstops in my home. What they have done to film awards is truly tragic. They’ve reduced them to trivia. Shameless. Agar sabko khush karna hai toh phir award ka matlab kya hua? It’s all for television now. One or the other of these awards keep playing in some corner of the world. I’ve personally seen our awards functions being televised in Mauritius, New York, Los Angeles and many other parts of the world.”
He also received a lifetime achievement award recently. “It’s my fourth or fifth lifetime achievement award. They pleaded with me to accept it. They think my work is over, so they keep giving me lifetime achievement awards. But my work continues irrespective of whether they give me an award or not."