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Pahlaj Nihalani lashes out at IIFA: “No Aamir Khan, No Akshay Kumar ...​It’s such a sham!”

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Producer and CBFC chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani is not a fan of the International Indian Films Academy (IIFA) awards. In fact he says he has boycotted what he considers an “international farce” that lost its relevance when​ actor Amitabh Bachchan opted out of it in 2011.
​He lashes out at this year’s nominations. “Look at the hypocrisy. They haven’t even nominated Aamir Khan for Dangal and Akshay Kumar for Airlift and Rustom just because they wouldn’t attend their weekend holiday plans masquerading as an awards function.”
Nihalani says many actors who were taken to New York did not even attend​ the awards events. “They were too tired after partying all night. What I want to know is, who is paying for this extravagance?”, asks Nihalani, and adds, “It is our foreign exchange being squandered as every top star is given tickets for his spouse, children, parents , ayahs, bodyguards, friends, friends of friends .…. I’ve heard stars are even given money to shop.Who is paying for all this? IIFA is selling Indian cinema to various countries and probably getting many financial benefits. But is the Indian government benefiting from this global event?”, he says.
Nihalani says he is dismayed to see senior individuals from Mumbai’s film industry being ridiculed at IIFA. “I think the day Mr Bachchan opted out, IIFA lost its dignity and relevance. In 18 years, how much global impact has Indian cinema made and what hand did IIFA have in this?”
Nihalani has also challenged IIFA’s claim of representing Indian cinema abroad. He says, “Initially we had cinema from various states getting token representation at the awards.Now we only have Bollywood. So why do they call themselves the International Indian films awards? It’s such a sham! Bollywood is not Indian cinema.”**

asked Jul 17 by Legend Khan The Movie Conqueror (732,451 points)

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All this awards functions are nothing but a joke. The actual awards is when stars movie gets love from audience and earns good at boxoffice which ensures that distributors,exhibitors,producers,actors,actress and everybody associated with the movie should earn. If everybody associated with the movie is in profit then it is actually the best award. As if audience will love the movie they will be happy to pay amount to watch movie and in return movie will earn at boxoffice which will benefit everyone associated with it.
answered Jul 17 by Prince Varun Master of Movies (60,669 points)
Bilkul sahi bat.
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i dont see apart from srk fans and hrithik fans no body actally gives attention to these awards...
answered Jul 17 by King Khiladi Proficient Movie Lover (7,675 points)
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answered Jul 17 by Bhaijaan The Movie Conqueror (429,311 points)
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Aur sallu iifa me nachne jata hai...chammiya
answered Jul 17 by Mr. 9 The Movie Conqueror (625,245 points) 1 flag
The reason being ...

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