Sonu Nigam on losing the Filmfare Best Singer Award

Soon after it was announced that Ayushmann Khurana had won the Filmfare Best Singer award for ‘Paani Da Rang’ (Vicky Donor), Sonu Nigam fans on our website and social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook, were furious with the jury’s decision.

Responding to the outcry from fans, Sonu Nigam on Twitter said “There’s a God around, who is the Ultimate Jury. As long you loved my work, I’m inspired. And let’s bless Ayushman too. It’s his night and we should be happy for him, for this award would mean so much more to him than it would have meant to me, cuz it’s his first :) god bless all”

Sonu Nigam



velocity:  (January 22, 2013 at 12:09 am)

dats sonu nigam !

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Rohit:  (January 22, 2013 at 12:24 am)

Well said Sonu …. !!! U ,Duggu bhai ( Hrithik ) , n Agneepath Deserved all the Awards !! bt SAD … i wanna say only one thing … R.I.P FILMFARE !!! 58 yrs ki kamayi hui ijjat 1 minute me Gawa di tum logo ne @Filmfare Jury :/

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Sahaara:  (January 22, 2013 at 12:30 am)

but YOU deserved the award! T__T
he’s no more than a bathroom singer!

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Navin:  (January 22, 2013 at 2:26 am)

Sorry to pour oil on the raging fire but my favourite song this year was Jee Le Zaara from Talaash but yeah I am in agreement that Sonu did far better a job than Ayushman. Its a disgrace- Sonu is a talented singer and knows his craft inside out but yet the so called experts/jury overlook this and give award to someone who is nothing more than a bathroom singer!!! Sorry Ayushman- you deserved a Best Debut Award but best singer you yourself know you did not deserve.

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Jayesh Jadhav:  (January 22, 2013 at 9:01 am)

That is Sonu Nigam.
Hats off Sonu ji.
Ye award ko ap hi deserve karte the.
Ye music ka insult hai.
I can’t believe.
fare sirf naam me hai par yaha hamesha unfare hota hai.

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sandy:  (January 22, 2013 at 11:13 am)

I do not believe in the award functions -- they are there just to ridicule good work -- promote certain actors year after year -- really boring. and you wonder why we never win international awards. I am sure India has very talented actors out there who are never given a chance because they do not belong to a star family or have some contact in the industry.

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Srinivas Sandy:  (January 22, 2013 at 2:09 pm)

This is the worst jury tat we have in our country right now

Those who most deserved the award didn’t win.. its ridiculous

SONU ji is THE best among all

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Rohit:  (January 22, 2013 at 3:56 pm)

Now he has earned my respect even more. But your kind words won’t stop me to not to watch Filmfare Awards in last 13 years. Most disappointing selections by jury in last 13 years in my opinion.

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Anupama:  (January 22, 2013 at 5:54 pm)

He is so humble to talk like this.

Paani da Rang was good. But for me also Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin was the best this year. Sonu was, is and will be the best forever, although his work hasn’t received due credit in the recent past.

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JC:  (January 22, 2013 at 6:58 pm)

Sonu best? Check out the song from Dabangg -- Tune Toh Pal Bhar mein, and you will realise how bad he is. The whole song he was struggling to control breath, while Shreya Ghosal was outstanding.

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sahil:  (January 22, 2013 at 7:05 pm)

@ Rohit: By what means Agneepath was good? Its as good as what SRK fan will think about JTHJ, Akki fans will brag about Housefull and RR, Sallu’s fan will go for ETT and D2
and last Aamir will go for Talaash…

Even I am one such fan but the fact is that there is a difference between a fans opinion and jury’s choice.

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suman:  (January 22, 2013 at 7:21 pm)

i ask only one question who are jury of filmfare this year???

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Raj Kumar Yadav:  (January 22, 2013 at 11:52 pm)

Wah! Great Sonu! That’s why we love you. Don’t worry. We were, are and will be with you! Filmfare Award is clearly biased as everyone knows. Let’s not watch it again.

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Raj Kumar Yadav:  (January 22, 2013 at 11:53 pm)

All awards (I think) except for National Awards are fake. They can be bought, are biased, favored or the givers of these awards do not give attention to some particular actors.
As once Ajay Devgn rightly said “Why are there so many award categories? Why can’t they have only one category, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director etc. If three popular stars attend an award function, the awards will be categorized into three types so as to please all.”
Most of the time, as I see, those who play crazy or mad roles, win the best actor award. I think the award givers are also crazy. Why can’t they give the awards to the actors who play a good person’s role? Imagine a certain star who has been ruling Hindi Cinema more than tow decades and the No.1 star in Hindi Cinema Nowadays has not won an award from a certain award company. Besides, I can’t imagine why Amir did not win the Best Actor (Popular) for 3 Idiots from Filmfare?
Either these award companies do not understand the term “Popular” or clearly hate those few actors who refuse to play their “CHAMCHAA.”
Enough is enough. Let’s not watch any award programme.

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Vineet:  (January 22, 2013 at 11:57 pm)

@Raj Kumar Yadav… There are so many award categories because of the fans. Every fan wants their favourite to win and if they dont, they get abusive.

And how do you say National Awards are fair when Saif Ali Khan won Best Actor for Hum Tum.

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kd:  (January 23, 2013 at 12:34 am)

This would have been my nomination

best actor:s
sanjay dutt-agneepath
hrithik roshan-agneepath
ranbir kapoor-barfi
paresh rawal-OMG
Salman khan-ETT

nizamudin siddiqui-kahani
Parambrata chateerjee-kahani
Bob biswas-kahani
rishi kappor-agneepath
akshay kumar-OMG

Best playback singer(male)
sonu nigam-agneepath
rabbi shergil-challa
rahat fathe ali khan-sos
himesh-sari sari raat(khiladi 786)
kailesh kher-mere nishan(omg)

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Nikhil:  (January 23, 2013 at 9:04 am)

@kd… I agree with most of your nominations. But I want to highlight the last one you said -- “kailesh kher-mere nishan(omg).” That song was so amazing! I don’t know how Paani da was anywhere close to mere nishan. I would say Kailash Kher or Sonu Nigam deserved the award… but no use saying… because the ‘experts’ have made the decision already.

And about fakefare awards… long time ago I used to to watch it for the awards… then I just watched it for the comedy [used to be great when SRK and Saif hosted].. now even the comedy is kind of dying down… so real reason to watch it for me.

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JC:  (January 23, 2013 at 11:47 am)

@ Vineet,

I seriously agree on that -- National Award for Saif’s role in Hum Tum was the biggest farce. Coincidentally her mom was censor board chief.

Almost all awards will have some kind of bias, and every judge/jury has their own views, so instead of cribbing and crying it is better let your work do the talking.

We don’t listen to rafi or kishore on basis of their awards, but we liked their songs. There may be comparision, but at the end of the day people will listen what they want, and awards are good recognition, but it is not the ultimate end of judging a singer/actor’s calibre.

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saurabh kumar:  (May 21, 2013 at 6:38 am)


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