Nancy B. Varghese
Don’t you wish that every time you replaced the cold water bottles in the fridge in the summer without your mom yelling at you, or every time that you remember to separate your white clothes and your coloured clothes before dumping them together in the washing machine - you’d get an award for it? Maybe a small recognition medal for how great you’re doing in life, and how much adulting you’re getting done without totally collapsing with the pressure of responsibilities? Yeah, me too.
Well, guess who’s getting awards these days for “hiding nothing”? Your favourite celebrities!
The Star Screen Awards bestowed the prestigious and totally enviable ‘Nothing To Hide Award’ to two Bollywood stars recently - Shahid Kapoor and Kriti Sanon, and oh boy, we have tears in our eyes *sniff*
— STAR PLUS (@StarPlus) December 31, 2017
The awards night, that was aired on New Year’s Eve, was recorded in early December, and both Shahid and Kriti looked quite pleased to receive their awards. While Kriti dedicated the award to her fans, Shahid called it ‘cool’, and we couldn’t help wonder if he was secretly chuckling to himself for having received such a terrific honour, from the beloved judges at the Star Screen Awards.
There is a "Nothing to Hide Award" being given away on #starscreenawards. Wow. They really don't give any fucks now.
— Vinit Gandhi (@vinitgandhi_) December 31, 2017
Now, we all know how glamorous and sparkly award shows can be, with elaborately choreographed dance sequences by stars, glittery gowns, and zoomed in shots of celebrities reacting to the spectacle on stage. But the credibility of these awards (or lack of) has been hinted by the stars on several occasions, with most of them being presented to please celebs, rather than actually appreciate their work in Indian cinema. More like a glorified return gift that we received at every birthday party we attended, as children. “You’ve attended our show? How wonderful! Here, have an award.”
How else do you explain the ridiculous categories that are added, like the very highest ‘Nothing To Hide Award’?!
"Iss saal hum star screen award mein nayi category introduce karne wale hain, nothing to hide award"
— ✨✨ (@roundorocks) December 31, 2017
According to a report by Hindustan Times, the awards went to the celebrities who “shared the ‘ups and downs’ of their careers and private lives ‘honestly’ with their fans on social media”. Also what I’d like to call: ‘we are obviously going to get all the likes and shares on social media, because we are celebrities, so we might as well post every single damn thing happening in our lives so that people can relish their stalking skills with glee’. And here I get yelled at for posting the 126th picture of adorable little golden retriever puppy on Instagram because “it’s too much” and “you don’t have to be so needy for attention”. Oh cruel, selfish world.
Meanwhile, Twitter wasn’t too forgiving of the new category of the Star Screen Awards either. ‘Savage’ doesn’t even come close to describe what the hilarious Twitterati thought of the ‘Nothing To Hide’ Award!
So what exactly is a "Nothing to hide" award? 😂 pic.twitter.com/mUFAfqh0X7
— PADMAVATIIIIIIII (@shahidskudi) December 31, 2017
Amitabh bachhan should have got this award for letting Abhishek bacchan continue his acting career. pic.twitter.com/FppwvxGuWC
— डि.के. (@itsdhruvism) January 1, 2018
What exactly is this?
Are you just giving an award for attendance??
Better rename it ‘Attendance Award’#Nonsense
— Saketh Jain (@Saketh_jain) January 2, 2018
BRB, just getting ready for my ‘Washed Three Pairs of Socks And Didn’t Mysteriously Lose Any Of Them In The Washing Machine’ award ceremony.
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