Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar’s movie Gully Boy received a lot of love from the critics as well the audience and also won as many as 13 Filmfare Awards this year. While the film Gully Boy got love, actress Kangana Ranaut has expressed her opinion of not finding the film worthy enough to be India’s entry to the Oscars. The actress has also openly criticised the movie and has spoken about how she feels the awards Gully Boy received were brought. As the film is receiving a lot of criticism from only one person, actor Vijay Varma who starred in the Zoya Akhtar directorial Gully Boy reacts and opens up on the awards it received. Read On
During an interview with Hindustan Times, Vijay Varma addressed the debate about Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy sweeping multiple awards during the award shows this season. Speaking of it, Vijay Varma joked about that if the Gully Boy team was buying award, they would have brought one for him as well. Talking about what he was doing during the awards season, Varma said, “I was not present for any of these awards so I was missing out. I was in other countries, shooting for various films. And these awards were happening in Guwahati (Filmfare Awards). I was not able to make it to any of these awards.”
Vijay Varma then went on to talk about how he was missing out on the celebration that the team was having and said, “I was missing out on the celebration that the team was having.” Joking about getting an award if it was bought, Vijay Varma said, “I felt like I was nominated for all these awards but never won anything. But people say it was all bought. But I don’t know. If it was all bought, why would they not buy for me…in the supporting role? Was I not the loved one in the group? That’s not true because they went on to do several projects with me.” he said.
Moving ahead, Vijay Varma revealed how he finds the accusations of makers buying awards completely baseless. He said, “So I consider this baseless. It is basically one person targeting the film.” Talking about the film Gully Boy and why it received the much-needed appreciation, Vijay Varma said, “It spoke to the nation. It was widely appreciated. It broke through the cultural archetype and became part of the pop culture of the country. I stand by my film and the love it received. I don’t doubt it at all.” Also Read: Zoya Akhtar Reacts To Kangana Ranaut’s Gully Boy Criticism; Says ‘She’s Gone On Every Platform And Said She Doesn’t Like My Work’
Meanwhile, at the Filmfare awards, director Zoya Akhtar won the Best Director award, while actor Ranveer Singh won Lead Actor and Alia Bhatt won the Lead Actress Award. Debutant Siddhant Chaturvedi won Best Debut Male and actress Amruta Subhash won Best Supporting Actress at the ceremony. On the other hand, filmmaker Zoya Akhtar also opened up on the criticism her film Gully Boy received from Kangana Ranaut and reacted to the same.
Image source: Instagram/Vijay Varma, Viral Bhayani
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