The winners list of the 63rd National Film Awards has disappointed many people and now, the buzz is that films like “Bombay Velvet” and “Bangistan” were also submitted to the panel. However, it must be noted that these films didn’t do well at the box office.
Team Phantom produced “Shaandaar,” “Bombay Velvet” and “Hunterrr,” and thus, the team thought of sending these films to the National Awards committee, SpotboyE reported. Also, Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani submitted “Bangistan” despite the cold response the film received.
The report further suggests that films such as “Miss Tanakpur Haazir Ho,” “Chauthi Koot,” “Toba Tek Singh,” “Mumbai Central” and “Nil Battey Sannata” were also proposed for the prestigious awards. However, the jury was aware of the good films of 2015, thus films like “Piku,” “Tanu Weds Manu Returns,” “Bajirao Mastani,” “Bajrangi Bhaijaan,” “Dum Laga Ke Haisha” and “Masaan” were selected.
One of the biggest blockbusters “Baahubali – The Beginning” bagged the Best Feature Film Award, while Sanjay Leela Bhansali was honoured with the Best Director award for “Bajirao Mastani.” Amitabh Bachchan clinched the Best Actor title for “Piku” and Kangana Ranaut bagged Best Actress honour for “Tanu Weds Manu Returns.”
While several celebrities congratulated the winners on social media, there were a few fans who were disappointed with the National Awards committee’s decision. They seemed unhappy to see Bollywood dominating the categories at the National Film Awards 2016 and other good regional films being sidelined.
Social media users thought that awards were not given to deserving candidates. They were not pleased to know that Kangana received the Best Actress award, instead of Deepika Padukone or Richa Chadha. Also, Twitterati compared National Awards to Filmfare Awards.