Is IIFA Just a Paid holiday for Bollywood Stars?
Recently CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) chief Pahlaj Nihalani bashed IIFA for being not more than a sham, as reported by Hindustan times. He further slammed IIFA for not even paying for the tickets and stay of the actors their families and extended families, but also for paying them for the shopping in New York. Isn’t IIFA being prodigal?
Probably Nihalani is right for criticising the event because of the obvious reasons. Firstly, the veteran actors like Amir Khan who delivered the excellent ‘Dangal’ and Akshay Kumar with ‘Rustom’ and ‘Airlift’, were not even nominated for the awards. This is because they wouldn’t be the part of the extravagant ‘weekend holiday’ of Bollywood, abroad. Secondly, those actors who were present in the New York in pretext of attending the gala event didn’t even turn up on the ‘D’ day because they partied hard last night and opted to sit back in their lavish hotel rooms.
Not only the CBFC chief, but we also wish to know that who is responsible for this wasteful spending of money. How IIFA is contributing towards the growth of movie industry like this? And when IIFA stands for International Indian Films Awards, then why there is recognition to Bollywood alone? Isn’t it a negligence of all other regional films, which are equally excellent in India?