This year’s Academy Awards ceremony made headlines for a slap more than the awards and glamour. Actor Will Smith, furious at the joke of Chris Rock, slapped the latter on stage. Host Chris cracked a joke on Will’s wife’s disease which made him infuriated. Will Smith later received the award for Best Actor and apologized for the incident.
The incident shook the internet and the internet got divided into two sections, the majority supporting the Will’s action. However, these fights and verbal spats are not new to the award shows. Indian industry had also seen such incidents and fights. Let’s have a look.
Salman Arijit friction:
Singer Arijit Singh, who came to receive the award for the song Tum Hi Ho, was ridiculed by Salman a lot. All the singers had to sit and wait for 6 hours at the award night. When Arijit told Salman and Riteish Deshmukh on stage that you people put him to sleep, in response, Salman said – “It is not our fault in this, such songs (making allusions to his songs) will keep playing, so the audience will sleep.”
Salman Mithun verbal spat:
After the argument of Salman-Arijit, Mithun, who wrote the lyrics of the song, received the Best Lyrics Award. When Mithun reached the stage, he replied to Arijit’s insult to Salman and said, “Tum hi ho song has not made people sleep, it has awakened.” On this Salman replied- ‘Hey, your singers have come to sleep’. Mithoon further said, “Arijit has sung very patiently, and this patience is the need of the music industry.” On the stage, Salman makes fun of Mithun while taking out the paper sticking in his pants, to which Mithun replied, “You keep it sitting for 6 hours, so this happens.” Hearing this, Salman first laughs and later shouts in a loud voice and asked him to leave. All the audience of the function was shocked to hear this. Later, Mithun also laughs at him and said, “Sir, I am not afraid of you.”
Sajid Khan- Ashutosh Gowariker fight:
Star Screen Awards host Sajid Khan was making fun of every winner. When Ashutosh Gowariker received the award for the film Jodha Akbar, he reprimanded Sajid fiercely on stage. Soon there was a heated argument between the two.
Kamal Rashid Khan threw the award:
Award hosts Ali Asghar and Suresh Menon mockingly showed the audience a funny performance of Kamal Rashid Khan on stage. After this both of them announced that KRK is being given the Life Time Achievement Bucket Award. Instead of taking the award in a fun way, Kamal got furious. He said, “Both of you clowns have shown your mettle. Jokers worth two rupees, will remain Jokers for life.” Later, Kamal threw the award and left the function, pushing Suresh.
Argument between Varun Dhawan and Shahid:
During the Filmfare Awards, host Varun named Shammi Kapoor, Mithun Da, Govinda, Hrithik and himself among the five trendsetter dancers in the industry. Angered by this, Shahid Kapoor took the mic and said, “What are you doing Varun, left my name, there are many people here, how can you take your own name”? To this Varun said, “Let me tell you, maybe I should call you sir, because you are doing very serious cinema. On this Shahid said, “I should call you Beta”. The argument later got streched.
Neil Nitin Mukesh furious with Shahrukh Khan:
During the Filmfare Award function, Shahrukh asked Neil what is your surname. Neil, Nitin Mukesh are all three first names. Angered by this question, Neil reprimanded him fiercely and said, “This is a very poor question, you often talk like this while standing at the podium of Filmfare, but I found it really insulting. I think you both should shut up.”