Singer-composer Amaal Malik today slammed Indian film awards for giving nominations not to the deserving talent but to "star kids" and "seniors".
The composer, who has also earned nods for his work in films like "Baaghi" and "Kapoor & Sons," blasted the jury of an upcoming award show, without taking their name, for "making a joke" of the film industry.
"Why do you have a jury that is still working in the film industry, you need a non-biased jury, not people who are still part of the industry, who end up nominating themselves lol for their own music, their own productions and directorials...," Amaal wrote in a lengthy Facebook post.
The singer also criticised his own nomination for "Baaghi" saying there were other more deserving albums.
"I am ashamed to be nominated for #Baaghi, and I know my director and producers might hate me for making this remark, but it was a a very pathetically average album....I'm not crying about my self here, I should be happy I have 2 nominations almost everywhere this year but yes it's funny!"
Amaal said that he is shocked to see how the star kids are favoured by the jury.
"It is so funny & surprising that you go out of your way and give a star kid all the new comer awards for the best debut, for a performance no one even saw.....
"Whereas a #DiljitDosanjh who deserved that award for #UdtaPunjab is nowhere !! #Sarbjit had #RandeepHooda almost kill himself to bones, and play that character, and you nominate only #AishwaryaRaiBachchan hahahahaha !"
The musician said if not the awards at least the nominations should be as per the talent.
"...Nominate people as per their talent and their body of work every year.... By not doing so you are making a joke of our film industry and the public backslash is huge, every accolade seems so so unreal and planned, new awards to keep people happy are coming up....
"If after this post even if I don't get nominations ever in my life, it is okay, I've always voiced my opinion, and I stand by it !" he concluded.
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