Shahrukh Khan and Filmfare Best Actor Awards

It’s common knowledge now that Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan is tied with the legendary Dilip Kumar for the highest number of Filmfare Best Actor wins with 8 awards each. What a few sections of the general public debate about, is if SRK really deserved all those 8 awards. In this piece, I will discuss each of those 8 wins of Shahrukh and analyse what made him win those awards, look at the competition for that particular year and if he really deserved to win it. As is obvious, it is an opinion piece, respect the opinions and if you have any qualms about anything feel free to let your opinion be known in a civilized manner.

A few things to keep in mind are that when SRK arrived the Bollywood was ruled by the earlier generation (Sunny Deol/Sanjay Dutt/Anil Kapoor/Jackie Shroff) and they were not breaking any new ground. Salman and Aamir were there too, but with the arrival of SRK in Bollywood the stakes increased, freshness was attained yet again and other actors stepped up their game – most were slow, though. At the turn of the new millenium, the competition became really ardous and it would not have been a cake walk (not that it ever was) for anyone to win the Best Actor award from thereoin (with the exception of a few years).

Also, Filmfare has almost always awarded the actors and actresses who received widespream critical AND commercial acclaim for their performances. That is why, only critical acclaim was never enough to win the Filmfare Best Actor award. Sometimes though, the great performance of an actor’s film translated into him winning the Best Actor award by default. Now that I have dissected the award giving mechanism and the thought behind it, let’s dig into analysing SRK’s 8 Filmfare Best Actor awards.

Shahrukh Khan Filmfare Awards

Shahrukh Khan Filmfare Awards

1st Filmfare Best Actor Award: Baazigar (1993)

SRK won his first Filmfare award for a negative character in this cult Abbas-Mustan thriller. His performance received widespread acclaim and he became a household name soon after. The only credible competition that year came from Sanjay Dutt (he also played a negative character in Khalnayak) and Jackie Shroff (Gardish). A lot of people would say  SRK did not deserve this award ahead of Sanjay Dutt, but what made him win it was Sanjay Dutt’s supposed involvement in the Bombay Blasts and the negative publicity that he received. Khalnayak and Baazigar were both big hits, and it might have been a toss-off in the end. Either way, SRK was established as a star after Baazigar.

2nd Filmfare Best Actor Award: Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)

Even Shahrukh’s most ardent haters will reluctantly agree that there was no way SRK was not going to win the Filmfare Best Actor for delivering one of the biggest hits and one of the most memorable and talked about performances of Hindi cinema. The only real contender that year was Aamir Khan for Rangeela. But, no one could have taken the award away from SRK that year. DDLJ transformed SRK into a Superstar.

3rd Filmfare Best Actor Award: Dil Toh Pagal Hai (1997)

SRK won his third Filmfare best actor for this movie. If ever he got lucky, it was this year. Looking back, it’s evident that the performances of Anil Kapoor in Virasat and of Kamal Hassaan in Chachia 420 were better. But the jury then did not have the advantage of hindsight. Simply put, they awarded SRK for being part of one of the biggest hits of the year. Also, the charm of this film may have faded away a bit now but at that time, the music of the film and the film itself became quite a rage.

4th Filmfare Best Actor Award: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)

Another no-brainer like DDLJ. Another all-time blockbuster like DDLJ. Not only did this film redefine friendship in Hindi cinema, but also gave SRK a new identity. The only real contender that year was Aamir Khan for Ghulam and Ajay Devgn for Zakhm. But yet again, they did not have the commercial recognition behind them for both their films and their performances.

5th Filmfare Best Actor Award: Devdas (2002)

2002 was a particularly bad year for Hindi cinema when you know that Bobby Deol and Vivek Oberoi were nominated for the Filmfare Best Actor Award that year. SRK won his 5th Filmfare after a rather barren patch of 3 years. His performance as Devdas Mukherjee received critical and commercial acclaim. Time Magazine listed the movie as one of the Top 10 movies of the new millenium. Ajay Devgn (The Legend Of Bhagat Singh) gave him tough competition and eventually walked away with only the Critics’ award for lack of commercial appeal.

6th Filmfare Best Actor Award: Swades (2004)

2004 was well and truly Shahrukh Khan’s year. He had 3 of the 5 nominations. Veer Zaara and Main Hoon Na were much bigger hits but SRK won his 6th Filmfare Best Actor Award for the commercial failure Swades. It was bold (but not wrong) on their part to give it to SRK for Swades since he would otherwise have received the award for either Veer Zaara or Main Hoon Na. Swades, in my opinion, was SRK’s best ever acting performance and it is a pity that he did not win the National Award that year.

7th Filmfare Best Actor Award: Chak De! India (2007)

Unlike Swades, which was a commercial failure, Chak De India became a Super Hit and SRK’s brilliant performance as the Indian Hockey Team coach Kabir Khan got due recognition from the audience (alongwith the critics). He won over his detractors with this film. The contenders that year were Abhishek Bachchan for Guru and Darsheel Safary for Taare Zameen Par (Darsheel won the Critics’ Award eventually). Abhishek was very unlucky that his best acting performance came in the year of Chak De! India and Taare Zameen Par.

8th Filmfare Best Actor Award: My Name Is Khan (2010)

SRK’s latest Filmfare Award came for his International Blockbuster My Name Is Khan. The competition that year was the toughest yet. Ajay Devgn for Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, Ranbir Kapoor for Raajneeti, Hrithik Roshan for Guzaarish and Salman Khan for the mega Hit Dabangg 2 gave credible and lauded performances. Hrithik lost out due the commercial failure of his film. Ajay Devgn lost out for the genre of the film he was a part of, since action dramas are looked down upon these days. Ranbir Kapoor lost out because he was a part of a highly talented ensemble cast and it would’ve been wrong to just award him and not the others. Salman Khan gave one of his best and most appreciated performances ever as the boisterous and funny cop Chulbul Pandey. It came down to awarding either Salman Khan or SRK. But the jury chose SRK because his was the most appreciated performance of the year (even though the film’s domestic performance was not record-breaking). SRK played a mentally disabled person and the biggest thing that went in it’s favour was that he did not make Rizwan Khan look like a caricature. That’s where his victory lay. Salman, as Chulbul Pandey, according to most people was just being himself (that is what worked, hey!) but SRK was more or less sure to take away the award. (I personally would have given it to Hrithik).

This was a piece about dissecting and trying to understand what went behind awarding Shahrukh those 8 Filmfare Best Actor awards. I think it’s very clear for me by the end of this piece that he deserved at least 6 of the 8 awards he received looking at the success of those films, the competition he had that year and the general sentiment among the public at that time. He did not win any Best Actor award for Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, Kal Ho Na Ho, Mohabbatein, Don, Dil Se and Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, which were some of his other appreciated performances. On any other day, he could have won awards for these performances as well. But he did not. So, 8 awards are more or less indicative of the dominance of his films and his performances in the last 20 odd years.

The criteria for awarding the Best actor award goes in the following order (looking at the awarding patterns tells me this):

  • Commercial AND Critical appreciation of the performance.
  • Commercial appreciation and success of the film(s). Only critical acclaim has never been enough to win the Filmfare Best Actor award. Sometimes though, the great performance of an actor’s film translated into him winning the Best Actor award by default.
  • The competition between performances for that particular year.
  • Critical appreciation of the film.
  • The type of character the actor is playing. Actors who play characters with mental or physical disability tend to have better chances. For example, 3 of the 4 award winning performances of the last year were won by actors playing these sort of roles – Amitabh Bachchan for Paa, SRK for MNIK and Ranbir Kapoor for Barfi.
  • The genre of the film. Action movies or comedies are generally looked down up whereas dramas (be it romantic dramas or family dramas) get more acclaim.

In the early 90s, not many performances fulfilled the first criteria of being commercial appreciated and hence, the competition was much less. With the passage of time our films have evolved and our actors are giving better performances with each film. Hence, the competition SRK received for MNIK was way more than what he received for Baazigar. That is also probably why he did not win the award this year for Jab Tak Hai Jaan as Ranbir Kapoor’s performance was unanimously praised by both critics and general audiences. Henceforth, if Shahrukh is to win another award he has to be a part of a commercially successful film and his performance in that film has to be loved and praised by critics and audiences alike.

P.S. SRK’s haters will very obviously believe that he deserved none of the 8 awards he got. Hate subsides with bias and goes against logic, much like love. This piece is an opinion piece and respect the author’s opinion while commenting. You are free to put up your own opinions but only in a civilized and abuse free manner.

Zayden tweets @ManvsHandle

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  • In the last decade, the number of award functions for honoring shoddy Bollywood movies and catering to star fantasies of holding any inane trophy has reached an alarming crescendo. You flip one channel and there is an award function going on where SRK is doing a gig. Flip again and lo! There he is again. So much that we have stopped caring which award function we are watching. Some actress is moving her hips wildly (dancing) with a hundred sweaty half-naked men around her. Someone is getting a weird looking trophy shaped like a sex toy and is misty eyed. If you sum it up, everyone in the industry gets at least one award each year. Everyone is happy. The supply in unfortunately and alarmingly greater than the deservers.

    I don’t have a problem with all the needless awards. It gives the actors a relief from the obtuse films they are doing. It’s a mammoth PR activity for all the Toms, Dicks and Harrys who are organizing them. The nation gets to see stars making fun of each other and achieve nirvana in the process. And we all get the proof of how good an actor Amitabh Bachchan is by seeing his expressionless face every time Rekha appears on the stage. Again and again and again.

    But I have a problem with a perticular award which regrettably is also the oldest one. Filmfare.

    Back in the 90s when I started getting a beard and getting interested in Bollywood at the same time, Filmfare was the only award functioning in all its glory. All the actors would fall over each other every year to get one trophy. It was considered an achievement. No wonder they were called the Indian Oscars. And it was during the 90s, when the problem started. Suddenly mediocrity was in. Sometimes the nominations were baffling.

    Sample this:

    1984 Naseeruddin Shah – Masoom as D. K. Malhotra
    Kamal Haasan – Sadma as K. Somprakash ‘Somu’
    Om Puri – Ardh Satya as Sub-inspector Anant Velankar
    Rajesh Khanna – Avtaar as Avtaar Krishen
    Sunny Deol – Betaab as Sunny Kapoor
    And then this:

    1996 Shahrukh Khan – Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge as Raj Malhotra
    Aamir Khan – Rangeela as Munna
    Ajay Devgn – Naajayaz as Jay Bakshi
    Govinda – Coolie No. 1 as Raju
    Salman Khan – Karan Arjun as Karan Singh

    2012 Ranbir Kapoor – Rockstaras Janardan Jhakhar / Jordan
    Ajay Devgn – Singham as Bajirao Singham
    Amitabh Bachchan – Aarakshan as Prabhakar Anand
    Hrithik Roshan – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara as Arjun
    Salman Khan – Bodyguard as Lovely Singh
    Shahrukh Khan – Don 2 as Don

    Vyajanthimala – after she heard that Katrina was nominated for Filmfare award for Best actress.

    Do you see the corruption, the decay that has seeped in? I do not have a problem with Ranbir Kapoor winning the award. He deserved it but the nominations were truly WTF! Ajay Devgan, Salman Khan and SRK had no business being in the 2012 list. The movies for which they were nominated were big blockbuster craps and their acting in them was equally garish. Similarly for 1996, I could not understand what Govinda and Salman were doing in the nominations. How could India’s oldest award fall to such apathy? How could Filmfare, which nominated Om Puri for Ardha Satya could possibly nominate Salman Khan for Bodyguard? If this is not playing to the tunes of stardom, then I don’t know what is!

    Looking at the nomination list might give you a feeling that most of them are just fillers because nothing better is available. Nothing can be far from the truth. Dhobi Ghat, Yeh Saali Zindagi, Memories in March, Shor in the City, I Am, Shaitan, I Am Kalam, That Girl in Yellow Boots, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster were the movies which deserved a wider appreciation but were royally mistreated. Some of them were given a few nominations here and there but a majority of them were sidelined.

    Being the oldest and the most respected award comes with a responsibility – to promote talent, to promote directors who dare to be different and do not turn into money making machines. Filmfare would have taken up this responsibility. Instead they use “Critics” award category so that the stars could be kept happy. And that is how Dabangg got the best movie award in 2011 instead of Udaan which was given the “Critics” awards. It was like saying – Look! We know Udaan is much superior but sorry we prefer giving awards to movies in which the hero rips off his shirt by expanding his muscles. So, better luck next time! There are numerous examples from the last decade where mediocre and puke-worthy films and performances have been nominated.

    Yes, common man votes for these awards. Its 50% people’s choice and 50% Jury’s choice and that is how it has been since the 1950s. But the whole idea of a movie award is to give recognition to the best movies of the year, movies which had some substance in them, movies which were created for the love of the art and not just for churning cash. If the votes coming in each year are not at par and are actually a threat to good cinema, would it not be a good idea to abolish the practice and let only the jury decide?

    I stopped watching telecast of Filmfare awards ten years back. I want to see Filmfare Awards honour movies that matter, to recognise performances instead of stars, to recognise art instead of commercial success.

    I hope one day I will be able to watch the ceremony without flinching.

  • in 2004 he won for Veer-Zaara & NOT Swades, which my opinion was correct. i don’t think he deserved the award in ’93 ’95, ’97 & ’10.

    In ’93, Sanjay Dutt in Khalnayak was top notch. In ’95, Aamir in Rangeela deserved it more. in ’97, Anil Kapoor in Virasat was the best & in ’10, Hrithik for Guzaarish was better.

    • What about in1999 bro,he got for kuch kuch hota hai!!! for wtf!!!,ajay devgn deserved it for zakhm (he got National award for this!!)

  • Here is what I think.. will mention in points.

    1. Shahrukh Khan deserved the Filmfare awards for 4 films. Baazigar, DDLJ, Swades and Chak De India.

    2. He was good in KKHH, but both Aamir in Ghulam and Ajay in Zakhm were better!

    3. Out of the list above, My Name Is Khan has got to be his worst performance ever. He almost made the character a caricature. Being one of his admirers (I have watched all his films), I couldn’t sit through MNIK. The only other SRK film that I found unbearable were Skakthi (where he had that Ishq Kamina song with Aishwarya) and Duplicate.

    4. Filmfare hasn’t been consistent. If they can give the award to Swades, then why not Guzaarish or The Legend of Bhagat Singh? Ajay Devgn was OUTSTANDING in the film, but didn’t win. They gave it to Swades, one of the biggest box office failures of the year. MNIK too wasn’t a huge success in India.

  • SRK deserved all these 8 awards and I am sure that in future he will defeat legendary Dilip Kumar.
    He is a very talented actor as well as a Global Icon.

  • To win any award the actors need to dance at award functions, which other actors except SRK don’t. So automatically the awards go to SRK. Now Ranbir has started dancing so he gets award.

  • Nice article and good analysis! SRK might have won awards for Paheli and Mohabbatein (if not for Hrithik’s KNPH).. Salman can never get Best actor award as he always does masala movies..

  • Bullshit. Trying to prove tthat SRK deserved it in every sentence. I agree about CDI, Baazigar. Most of the time he won, the award was deserved by Amir Khan. Its not Sharukh’s fault bt Filmfare itself has been idiotic. Your excuse for Swades is purely fanatic. Everytime you are trying to prove that the award was given to mixture of being acclaimed as well as popular but for Swades it was an exception like consolation for being a flop by Filmfare. As far as 2010 is concerned, Salman Khan won critics award for dabangg, and no idiot can argue on Rizwan Khan being more popular than Chulbul Pandey. Its only because of the hypocrisy of Filmfare that Amir.Khan stopped accepting awards.

  • P.S. SRK’s haters will very obviously believe that he deserved none of the 8 awards he got. Hate subsides with bias and goes against logic, much like love.

    Best line by Zayden for jealous ones…

  • pls publish this comment @INDICINE. [ it’s long but worth a read :-) ]

    my picks for best actor since 90’s, with the same criteria as mentioned by Mr.Zayden, the author.

    1990: Sunny Deol for Ghayal
    1991: Anil Kapoor for Lamhe
    1992: Aamir Khan for Jo Jeeta wohi Sikander
    1993: Shahrukh Khan for Darr
    1994: Nana Patekar for Krantiveer
    1995: Aamir Khan for Rangeela
    1996: Kamal Hassan for Indian
    1997: Anil Kapoor for Virasat
    1998: Shahrukh Khan for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
    1999: Akshaye Khanna for Taal
    2000: Hrithik Roshan for Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai
    2001: Aamir Khan for Lagaan
    2002: Ajay Devgn for Company
    2003: Hrithik Roshan for Koi Mil Gaya
    2004: Shahrukh Khan for Veer-Zaara
    2005: Amitabh Bachchan for Black
    2006: Saif Ali Khan for Omkara
    2007: Shahrukh Khan for Chak De India
    2008: Naseeruddin Shah for A Wednesday
    2009: Aamir Khan for 3 Idiots
    2010: Hrithik Roshan for Guzaarish
    2011: Ranbir Kapoor for Rockstar
    2012: Ranbir Kapoor for Barfi

    • I agree with you bro ,but there are some that you might have
      made mistake or forgotten.
      1992-anil kapoor for beta (it was better than amir khan in jjws bro)
      1993-sanjay dutt for khalnayak ( it was better than srk in darr and SRK’s role was negative bro)
      1996. Amir khan for Raja Hindustani (indian was an tamil film bro 😁😁,and nana Patekar’s role in agni sakhi and khamoshi was a negative and a supporting role bro. So amir khan deserved it)
      1998.What about in1998 bro,he got for kuch kuch hota hai!!! for wtf!!!,ajay devgn deserved it for zakhm (he got National award for this!!)
      1999.sanjay dutt for vastav bro 10 times better than Akshay khanna in taal.
      2000.srk for Mohabbatein. How can you forget his acting in Mohabbatein bro!!even his eyes were acting!! Hrithik didn’t deserved it.

  • I think 2 actors who deserved more awards are Aamir Khan & Ajay Devgn, but they were ignored for some of their best performances in the year.

    Aamir Khan deserved award in 1995 (Rangeela) for sure.
    and Ajay deserved it in 2002 (Company) for sure.

    Also Saif Ali Khan was ignored in 2006 for his role in Omkara.

    and Srk winning in 2010 for MNIk was the biggest LOL moment. Hrithik & Ranbir were far better that year & Hrithik deserved it more.

  • @sachin11 dude pls don’t compare SRK with Ranbir. Ranbir didn’t perform or host this year but still he got while srk hosted & Hrithik performed.

    Ranbir has only won when he deserved.

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  • @Akash.. perfect list. Except, I thought Hrithik was outstanding in Jodhaa Akbar. It was a very difficult role, he had to get his diction and dialogue delivery right. Also, the genre was very very risky. Remember, SRK failed with Asoka and Aamir failed with Mangal Pandey. Very few history based costume dramas do well at the box office. As far as I can remember, only two Mughal-e-azam and Jodhaa Akbar as the best commercially successful movies to come out of Bollywood.

    It was also Hrithik’s best performances along with Koi Mil Gaya, Lakshya, Fiza, Guzaarish and Agneepath.

  • If SRK did’t deserve an award 4 MNIK then awarding Ranbir this year for barfi was lame coz the role was surely a caricature and above all Barfi was nothing but a copied n over rated movie n RK is just a over rated actor…

  • As a diehard fan of SRK, i feel that his filmfare for DTPH was slightly unfair.

    But as far as SRK haters are concerned, You should think about those movies, in which he was awesome. But award went to some other actor.

    Here is the list of some of those movies (It’s just an opinion.May be i am wrong!!!) :

    Kabhi Haan Kabhi na : For me, it was one of the best performance of SRK, both as an actor and as a newcomer. He didn’t seem like he is only 2 movies old in the industry in KHKN. That year, award went to Nana, who was a well known face at that time as compared to SRK.

    Mohabbatein: Another historical performance by SRK. The character of Aryan was full of emotions and he performed it excellently. That year, award went to hritik. I feel, as a newcomer, Hritik was excellent, but as an actor, SRK was way ahead of him.

    Don: There was a huge pressure on SRK, whether he will do justice with a role played by Amitji. But he performed excellently and gained the appreciation of critics as well as public. That year, award went to Hritik for Dhoom 2, but i strongly feel that SRK should have won.

    So, if SRK won some awards, in which, he was undeserving.. Then, at the same time, he also lost some awards, where he was most deserving.

    So, don’t talk only about those undeserving performances (so called) of SRK. Instead, appreciate his acting skills.

  • 1993: Sanjay Dutt deserved for Khalnayak not SRK
    1995: SRK deserved for DDLJ
    1997: Anil Kapoor for Virasat
    1998: Ajay for Zakaham not srk. Ajay won national award but didn’t win Filmfare
    2002: Ajay for The Legend of Bhagat Singh. Ajay won his 2nd national award but again lost out on Filmfare
    2004: Srk deserved for swades
    2007: Srk deserved for Chak de India
    2010: Hrithik for Guzaarish or Salman for Dabangg

    SRK deserved 3 awards not 8. It’s pretty evident that Filmfare is biased towards him. I like him as an actor but when other actors have been more deserving than him, they haven’t won. Unfair.

  • AWESOME piece!! SRK deserved all 8 awards+ Best villian in Anjaan!!! He also deserved to win for KANK, RNBDJ (no other actor can portray SURI.. it was commercial and critical success + Kal Ho Na Ho _ Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, and maybe even for the detailed emotions potrayed in JTHJ)..haters suld be happy that he has only 8 otherwise he deserved at least 14 awards out of 20 years in Industry!! SRK is, was and will always be teh GREATEST ACTOR!! The self made, actor, brand, business man, great student and awesome person!! KING RULES! Haters go to hell!! Even in his so-called low phase, he is ranked 1 in Forbes most powerful, comes on Outlook cover and TOI number 1… during the real peak, he was and will again be the top 50 most powerful people (Not just actor) in world.. like in 2008 when Newsweek America ranked him 48 with no other Hollywood/Bollywood star in the list!!

  • @Suniel I agree wid u. Hrithik was excellent in Jodha Akbar, actually Hrithik & Naseeruddin both were superb, so tough choice. Still i wouldn’t mind replacing Naseer with Hrithik in 2008. but i guess rest of the choices were fine :)

  • I just love SRK movies and I think he deserved this award and many more .Expecally for “My name is Khan” and “Chak de India”. I feel he was the top contender for this years ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ too, because he played two different characters, the image in the body of the same person.

    But Ranbir won this year because of his mentally challenged role. No problem. But if someone thinks that because Shahrukh did not win Filmfare that means he is done with it, then think again!

    By this logic many others have long been over, led by Salman Khan. Salman, not to offend him or his fans, is good in what he does, but I think he is nothing special. And I doubt he will ever win Filmfare award for Best Actor.

  • @simran: Ranbir was excellent in Barfi & he well and truly deserved the award. It’s okay that you are defending SRK but that doesn’t mean you have to criticize RK.

  • Well would love it if you also write about other actors, who won awards but may or may not have deserved it in last 20 or so years..

  • He deserved them all except the one for Chal De India because I think there were better performances that year!

  • Most deserving performances

    1995 – Aamir – Rangeela
    1997 – Anil – Virasat
    1998 – Ajay – Zakhm
    2003 – Salman – tere naam (not commercial but better than Hritik)
    2006 – Aamir – RDB better than Dhoom 2
    2008 – Naseeruddin Shah – A Wednesday
    2009 – very few know Salman’s Wanted overshadowed all actor that year and performance-wise was better than Dabangg
    2010 – Hrithik – Guzaarish vs Ajay – Once Upon A Time In Mumbai

    The list above is purely based on the best performances of the year

  • @anita. I don’t think SRK didn’t deserve to win Best Actor for Baazigar. His performance was better than Sanju (khalnayak), plus Filmfare has a tendency to give a slight advantage to young stars over established actors.

    Perhaps, this fact would have also made an impact on the jury’s decision.

    As you can see, SRK didn’t get an award for Mohabbatein. The best actor went to Hrithik that year (and that was his very first movie).

  • Salute to Rajni sir, Aamir khan, Naseeruddin, Emraan Hashmi, Ajay Devgan, Dharmendra, Salman Khan. They may not get Filmfare awards, but they are the real winners.

  • @anita.And you mentioned national awards twice in your coment.So, if you feel that a person, who gets national award should win a filmfare, then what about vice-versa???
    don’t you feel that SRK of CDI was a strong option for national award????

  • 1992.. Should have won for Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman.. but award went to anil kapoor and i’m wondering why haters did not say the award are fixed..
    1994.. Should have won for kabhi haan Kabhi na.. but nana pateker won
    1996.. SRK deserved an award for Chahat.. but Aamir khan won
    1999.. Baadshah
    2000.. Mohabbatein
    2001.. Asoka
    2003.. Kal ho na ho..
    2005.. Paheli
    2006.. Don

    In 2008 too SRK was the top contender with Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, again award wen to Hrithik Roshan.. Why didn’t haters say the awards are fixed then?

  • @anita.I don’t think that SRK was undeserving for baazigar.His performance was better than sanju(khalnayak), plus filmfare has a tendency to give a slight benifit to young stars over establish once.
    Perhaps, this fact would have also made an impact on the decisions.
    As you can see, SRK didn’t get an award for mohabbatein.The best actor went to hritik that year (and that was his very first movie).

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