Celebrities who landed in controversy for national honour
Since Salim Khan refused the Padma Shri, an intense debate has been raging over those who acknowledged and those who overlooked National Awards. Let's take a look at celebrities who became a talking point after they were conferred government awards.
Salim Khan along with many other renowned personalities was to be honoured with the Padma Awards on the 66th Republic Day celebration. He however refused to accept the Padma Shri saying it was too little, too late.
Earlier in 2005, Amitabh Bachchan starrer 'Black' was nominated for Best Film category. However, jury member Shyamali Deb Banerjee challenged the decision in court mentioning that the awards were rigged. She further added that it was an adaptation
Anil Kapoor was conferred to the National Award for 'Pukar' (2000). It did not go down with the jury members due to alleged discrepancies in the system. Soon, Director Pradip Kishen along with two other jury members quit the Feature Film jury.
Raveena Tandon won an award for her performance in Daman (2001). Raveena's uncle Macmohan was a part of the jury that only added fuel to fire.
Kirron Kher known for her versatility, won the National Award for a Bengali movie 'Bariwali' (2000). Many eyebrows were raised pointing out that she didn’t deserve the honour as her dialogues had been dubbed. On the other hand, Anupam Kher, who
In 2013, politician Janardhan Chandurkar requested the government to take back Lata Mangeshkar’s awards as she had allegedly voiced support for Narendra Modi. He said those who received national awards and still praised an “anti-secular” leader like
Lata Mangeshkar found herself amidst yet another controversy when she recommended her sister, Usha's name for Padma Shri. She took a stand when RTI application was made public in 2013. The singer said that she has been recommending names on
Telugu film actors M. Mohan Babu and Brahmanandam Kanneganti were conferred to the Padma Shri award in 2007 and 2009 respectively, in recognition of their services to the Telugu film industry. The AP High Court on Monday faulted the actors for
Chief Justice Kalyan Jyoti Sengupta pointed out that it would be better for the actors to surrender their awards to the Centre in view of the allegation as gentlemen, and to uphold morals. Mohan Babu’s counsel submitted that he was not responsible
Rekha's performance in 'Umrao Jaan' was undoubtedly one of the actress' best performances. After receiving a national award, she soon found herself at the receiving end of criticism. Some of the contemporaries argued that Jennifer Kendal deserved
In 2013, S. Janaki did not accept Padma award as she felt that she received it quite late in her 55-year long career. She added that she considered her audience recognition more valuable.
An activist filed a complaint with the Union Home Ministry in March, saying that Saif Ali Khan should not be allowed to retain the award- conferred for his contribution as an artist. The reason being him charged with assaulting an Indian businessman
When Ajay Devgn received the award for 'Gangaajal' (2003), filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan raised objection.
He said that the film’s director Prakash Jha was heading the jury and labelled it as "biased".