Celebrating Bollywood’s Worst
“During our first edition, Uday Chopra had tweeted about him winning the Worst Actor award for Pyaar Impossible. It assured us that there is a place for awards like The Ghantas, where mockery wouldn’t be taken as an insult,” says Prashant Rajkhowa, co-founder of the awards along with Karan Anshuman. Awards that mock what is one of the subjects that Indians are most passionate about — Bollywood — are finding an audience for their tongue-in-cheek humour. Designed to celebrate the worst to have come out of Bollywood in that year, mock awards are growing popular though the concept is not alien to an Indian audience. The celebrated Golden Raspberry awards or Razzies, started in 1981 to “honour” the worst in Hollywood, enjoys a cult following universally.
This year will witness the launch of the Filmfail awards and The Royal Turds. While The Ghantas are set to grow bigger in their latest edition on February
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