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'Mom Sharmila helped Saif win award?'

Onkar Singh in New Delhi | July 13, 2005 18:34 IST

A still from Hum TumDid Sharmila Tagore, chairperson, Censor Board of India, twist the National Film Awards jury's arm and spin the Best Actor award for her son Saif Ali Khan for his performance in Hum Tum?

Sudhir Mishra, who headed the 17-member jury, handled this bouncer at a press conference in Delhi by saying, "We are ready to defend the our decision. His acting is better and has improved a lot."

"It is you who has brought up the issue of mother and son. We did not think about it at all," singer and jury member Preeti Sagar added.

Saif, Tara bag National Awards

She said Saif had done a wonderful job in the film and it was not necessary to give an award to a 'heavy' performance all the time. "We tried to be different this time," she said.

Many who have seen Hum Tum thought the argument to justify the film was outrageous. "Saif's acting is average but certainly not worth an award," a senior scribe said.

On the controversial decision to give a joint award to Yash Chopra's Veer-Zaara and Cheran's Tamil film Autograph, Sagar said both the films were wonderful, and that filmmakers outside Hindi cinema also needed to be encouraged.

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Number of User Comments: 58

Sub: Sharmila behind Saif's award

Do I think Sharmila was behind Saif's award? ABSOLUTLY. It is very disturbing to hear that Saif won the award instead of Shah Rukh Khan. ...

Posted by Pakhtaana

Sub: saif-national award!!!!####!!!!!

it's really very funny cum disgusting to see saif won the NATIONAL AWARD & that too for humtum.he was far better in ek hasina thi ...

Posted by joy

Sub: Saif no way

Saif dont have that caliber.MOM sharmila bought a toy for her son thats it

Posted by Gireesh

Sub: not national award worthy

I agree with everybody when i say that his acting is improving with every movie but certainly not a national awardee calibre. Dont blame anybody, ...

Posted by Juliet

Sub: Saif!!!

i think Mammootty deserved the award for his perfomance in Kazhcha.It has a natural theme too.Saif is average in hum tum.he doesnt deserve the award.

Posted by salih shah


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