Rohit Shetty, the latest celeb to appear on Neha Dhupia’s hit podcast No Filter Neha, has revealed the dark side of award shows.
While talking about award functions during the podcast, the director said that he attends award shows only if he is being paid or getting an award and added that he did not believe in them as ‘they are fake.’
Rohit said, “If they pay me, I go. Genuinely. If they pay me ki aake host kar lo or if they give me an award, then I go. Otherwise no. Because it’s all fake na. It’s all a TV show.”
He further added that award shows are just a way for stars to make more money.
Rohit also expressed his concern about commercial movies not being considered important at award shows. “We also work hard yaar, aisa nahi hai. We work 18 hours a day for a film. Making commercial films are more difficult; shooting an action scene in 48°C is more difficult than making a normal film in a house. But you don’t consider commercial films. I tell them, ‘If you want to give me an award, then I am coming, or if you want to pay me to host a segment, then I will come,” he said.
Further explaining his stance, the director added, “Award functions, we all know, have become like a satellite issue because you have to pay the satellite.”
Rohit Shetty recently received the Most Stylish Director award at an award function.
The credibility of Indian award shows has always been questioned. A number of top Bollywood actors, including Aamir Khan and Kangana Ranaut, choose not to be a part of these shows.