Harshvardhan Kapoor Apologises To Diljit Dosanjh After Row Over Best Debutant Award

When Diljit won the Filmfare Award For Best Debutant, fellow nominee Harshvardhan did not take it well. But Anil Kapoor’s son has now extended an olive branch to the Udta Punjab actor

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Harshvardhan Kapoor Apologises To Diljit Dosanjh After Row Over Best Debutant Award
Harshvardhan Kapoor grabbed headlines for the wrong reasons when he questioned the legitimacy of Diljit Dosanjh’s Filmfare win in the Best Debutant (Male) category, by saying in an interview that he already had many Punjabi films under his belt and was thus not a deserving winner.

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Harshvardhan, who's currently working on Vikramaditya Motwane's Bhavesh Joshi, had told a leading daily, "Although I picked up two debutant awards earlier, I was really looking forward to winning the black lady. But I guess every awards event has its own parameters. I'll be honest, though. I think a debutant award is meant for someone working on his first film. It shouldn't go to an actor who has worked in several films in another industry or language."

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The controversy was reignited when Diljit Dosanjh retorted in an interview published this morning.

"I wasn't affected by what Harshvardhan said. In fact, I am a huge fan of Anil Kapoor sir. I have no issues with him [Harshvardhan]. Being Anil Kapoor's son makes him a star son and not a star, right? He will also become a big star some day. I have no hard feelings towards him,"  Diljit said.

The singer-actor added: "As far as my knowledge goes, Dhanush sir, who has worked in so many films down South, also won a debutant award ('Raanjhanaa', 2013) and Fawad Khan, who has done TV and films in Pakistan, also received the same honour ('Khoobsurat', 2014). So, I was surely not nominated in the wrong category, but I did not expect to win."

Seems, this response pushed Harshvardhan to put the award episode behind him. A little while ago, he extended an apology to Diljit on Twitter.

Not only did he apologise for questioning Diljit’s Filmfare win, Harshvardhan also professed his ‘love and respect’ for the musician-turned-actor. And, the Kapoor scion also tagged his father Anil Kapoor in the tweet.

All's well that ends well.

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