Sonam Kapoor accepts her Ghanta trophy
With the awards season currently dominated by awards that honour stars for excellence in cinema, the Ghanta Awards dishes out trophies to the worst of the movie season, the most poorly constructed movies, most wooden actors and actresses, and the worst rip-offs.
And as one would expect, Bollywood stars don't turn up to collect their awards. But Sonam Kapoor, who was nominated for 'WTF Was That' category along with Shahid Kapoor for Mausam, played the sport to the hilt and attended the Ghantas.
She won, collected the award and tweeted about it: 'Was @theghanta awards. What a talented bunch of writers and actors! Great show guys.'
Anurag Kashyap, on the other hand, joked about not winning one. 'I am still at the bengaluru airport.. which was shut down all day.. missed the GHANTAS.. who won.. @theghantas even the GHANTAS are rigged.. mujhe kabhi award nahi milega..' he tweeted.
Gul Panag, who was nominated in Worst Actress category, also joked about not winning and tweeted: 'I am heart broken.'
Here's the list of the 'winners' at Ghanta Awards:
Worst Film: Ra.One
Worst Actor: Salman Khan (Bodyguard and Ready)
Worst Actress: Nargis Fakhri
Worst Director: Anees Bazmee (Ready, Thank You)
Worst Supporting Actor: Prateik Babbar (Dhobi Ghat, Aarakshan, Dum Maaro Dum)
Worst Supporting Actress: Hazel Keech (Bodyguard)
Worst Couple: Ranbir Kapoor and Nargis Fakhri
Worst Item Number: Dhinka Chika (Ready)
WTF Was That: Sonam Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor
That's Anything But Sexy: Kangana Ranaut (Rascals)
Worst Story Rip-off: Desi Boyz
Worst Breakthrough: Nargis Fakhri (Rockstar)
Image: Sonam Kapoor
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
Dilip Kumar remembers Joy Mukherji
Legendary actor Dilip Kumar reminisced about late film producer Sashadhar Mukherjee and his son Joy Mukherjee, who passed away on March 9.
'I have been thinking a lot about S. Mukherji , the founder of Filmalaya and one of the major influences in my career. I was witness to the care and love he lavished on his son Joy Mukherjee. He wanted to see Joy scale great heights as a star. It was not just a loving father's desire to see his son shine as a star on the screen; it was the conviction of the man who had spotted, groomed and launched some of the more adored stars of Hindi cinema besides writers, directors, technicians, singers and composers,' he tweeted.
'Mukherji Sahab was very particular about physical fitness and he was keen that his son follow a strict physical regime to achieve attractive features like a good physique, chiseled facial features, flexibility in body movements etc. He would tell me: "Yousuf, tell him( Joy ) how you keep yourself fit with your game of badminton and soccer whenever you find time. You must also tell him how you don't put yourself to great strain in acting. You just become the character you play". For Joy's physical fitness and part of his 'gyming' Mukherji Sahab had hired a wrestler, a tough pleasant guy who knew his job well with oiled curly hair falling over his forehead. A wrestling ring was created a regular sand 'Akharda' and it was the wrestler's duty to see that Joy and his brothers took regular lessons from him and went through the requisite regime like body massage etc. Joy had no option but to obey his father and I guess he knew what his father expected from him. Joy became one of the heart throbs of the nation after his debut and I could see the pride in Mukherji Sahab's eyes,' he added.
'It saddened me to see Joy when I last met him at our dinner here at home last December. He was unable to walk without help as his weight had increased. The neglect and indifference towards the physical fitness his father had insisted on began after Mukherji Sahab's passing away. The void was hard for the sons to accept, especially for Joy, I am sure,' he concluded.
Image: Dilip Kumar
WATCH: Mallika strips for Maxim
Mallika Sherawat, who appeared on the cover of Maxim's March issue, shared the behind-the-scenes video from the shoot.
'Behind th scenes Maxim shoot Video:) XO,' she tweeted with the video (above).
Meanwhile, when a fan asked if when she will work with her former mentor Mahesh Bhatt again, she replied: 'When he offers me a good script:)'
Image: Mallika Sherawat
Nargis Fakhri sizzles for a photo shoot
Nargis Fakhri, who is a brand ambassador for a clothing brand, recently did a photoshoot for it and tweeted the video (above).
Image: Nargis Fakhri
Bollywood wishes Shashi Kapoor
Bollywood stars tweeted their wishes for Shashi Kapoor, who turned 74 yesterday.
Ritesih Deshmukh shared a picture (above) of the actor as he wrote: 'Not seen a better smile on the big screen than that of the most lovable SHASHI KAPOOR ji. Happy Birthday SIR- Keep smiling- u smile-we smile. Met SHASHIJI a few months back-2 get his hand impressions 4 The LEGEND'S WALK initiative.He gracefully obliged us.'
Shabana Azmi tweeted: 'Happy birthday Shashi Kapoorji. In 1986 When I was on hungerstrike with 4 other slumdwellers and Anand Patwardhan it was Shashiji who got the CM to agree to our demands. Shashi kapoor has built an Institution in Prithvi Theatre and fulfilled his father Prithviraj and wife Jennifer's dream. Shashi Kapoor earned from film and gave bc to the Film Industry He produced 36 Chowringhee Lane Junoon Vijeta Kalyug n was d best Producer.'
Divya Dutta wrote: 'And a very happy bday to the most charming hero everrr! Shashi kapoor'
Amitabh Bachchan also tweeted his wishes: 'Shashi ji's birthday today .. spent some of the most wonderful moments in films we did together .. good health and happiness to him !'
Image: Ritesih Deshmukh, Kunal Kapoor and Shahi Kapoor
Why Amitabh Bachchan is nervous as hell
Amitabh Bachchan will be taking part in the opening ceremony of Indian Premier League (IPL) on April 3 in Chennai.
'Asia Cup over soon and then IPL .. opening extravaganza in Chennai .. and yours truly a small part of it ...nervous as hell !! They do the opening show of IPL a day before they play unlike other years .. its a separate performance at prestigious venue. And yes the show will be on Sony ..meeting all the Captains and teams will be such an honor ..seen all of them on Tv, now personally. April 3rd is the day for the opening .. preparing for it already .. getting back into the grind,' he tweeted.
Image: Amitabh Bachchan
Photographs: Sahil Salvi