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August 02, 2003

The National Film Awards are never complete unless there is a controversy attached to them. Or so it seems. If it was the Best Actress Award for Raveena Tandon in 2001, it is the Best Actor Award for Ajay Devgan this time that is in the line of fire.

No less a personality than acclaimed film-maker Adoor Gopalakrishnan, himself a former chairman of the National Film Awards jury, has said that current jury chairman Prakash Jha should not have participated in the judging process because Devgan is acting in his forthcoming film Gangajal. A charge Jha refuses to entertain.

What is your view? Do you think Ajay Devgan deserved his second Best Actor award? Do such controversies demean the awards?

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Number of User Comments: 325

Sub: Prakash may not be partial

I think more than saying Ajay deserves it or not, it is indirect allegation on Prakash Jha that he may have shown bias towards Ajay ...

Posted by Bharati Lele

Sub: national award

yes ajay deserve the national award... but parkash jha should't b in jury to avoid any controversy as ajay is his next movie...

Posted by absar

Sub: no

i guess shahrukh was above ajay in this case, but still ajay was also very good.

Posted by dharmit

Sub: Ajay didn' deserve it

ajay did not deserve the should have gone to Oduvil Unnikrishnan for his excellent performance in 'Nizhalkuthu'. bindu

Posted by bindu

Sub: Ajay - the best actor in bollywood

Ajay is the best actor around in bollywood right now. nobody deserves to win this award more than him. his acting skills were best displayed ...

Posted by Rhea



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