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‘JTHJ,’ ‘Dabangg 2’ Up for Worst Film at Golden Kela Awards

  • By PTI

  • Dec 28, 2012
Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif in “Jab Tak Hai Jaan,” which was nominated for worst film of the year in the Golden Kela Awards.
  • NEW DELHI, India

    Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan’s much hyped films “Jab Tak Hai Jaan” and “Dabangg 2” are competing for the worst film trophy at the 2012 annual Golden Kela awards, which recognizes the best of the worst in Hindi cinema. The other films in the worst film category, announced Dec. 22, include “Housefull 2,” “Son of Sardar,” “Khiladi 786” and “Joker.”

    This year’s Golden Kela Awards, the Indian version of the Razzies, or “Golden Raspberry Awards,” have come up with surprising names in different categories. The winners are decided by audience vote. In the worst actor (male) category, Akshay Kumar comes on top with his four releases — “Housefull 2,” “Rowdy Rathore,” “Joker” and “Khiladi 786.” 

    Ajay Devgn is on the list for his two films “Son of Sardar” and “Bol Bachchan”; Imran Khan for “Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu”, Sanjay Dutt for his villainous turn in “Agneepath” and Siddharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan for their debut “Student of the Year.” The heroines of Bollywood have not done so badly. Anushka Sharma (“JTHJ”), Sonakshi Sinha (for everything she did) and Deepika Padukone (“Cocktail”) are competing for the worst actor (female) Golden Kela Award 2012. They have some tough competition from newcomers like Farah Khan (“Shirin Farhad Ki Nikal Padi”), Alia Bhatt (“SOTY”), and Diana Penty (“Cocktail”). In the worst director category, Shirish Kunder has been nominated for his superflop “Joker,” Arbaaz Khan for his debut direction in “Dabangg 2,” Karan Johar for “Student of theYear,” Kabir Khan for “Ek Tha Tiger” and Sajid Khan for “Housefull 2,”a film that also features in almost every other “worst” category. 

    “We could not help but nominate the ‘Indian Moviegoers’ in the ‘Bawara ho gaya hai ke award’ category for spending more than 600 crores on ‘Bol Bachchan,’ ‘Housefull 2,’ ‘Agneepath,’ ‘Rowdy Rathore’ and ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ — we’ll keep adding the crores as figures keep coming in for ‘Khiladi 786’ and ‘Dabangg 2,’” said Jatin Varma, founder, Golden Kela Awards. 2012 will go down in the history of Indian cinema for being the year of sequels, and almost all of them feature in the “Worst Sequel” category. This list includes names like “Dabangg 2,” “Housefull 2,” “Jannat 2,” “Jism 2,” “Raaz 3,” “Kya Super Kool Hain Hum,” “Bhoot Returns” and “1920: Evil Returns.” The 5th edition of the award also features categories like “Most Irritating Song,” “Most Atrocious Lyrics,” “Baawra Ho Gaya Hai Ke Award” and the “Why Are You Still Trying? Award.” Other special awards to be announced this March are “The Mera Naam Joker Award” for longest film of the year, “Bas Kijiye Bahut Ho Gaya Award,” “Beta, Tumse Na Ho Payega Award” and “Super Hit Of the Year” award. The Golden Kela Awards have also come up with a new category, the Anti-Kela Awards, which will be announced shortly. Anti-Kela awards are given to the films that were meaningful and entertaining, while still being in the mainstream. 

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