Ever wonder why he is never seen in any of the award ceremonies? Well Aamir Khan used to attend award functions from 1988- when his movies were big hits- till the year 1995. Aamir Khan actually got nominated at the Filmfares for 7 consecutive years! However, his performances in Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahi, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, Andaz Apna Apna and Rangeela were completely ignored by the jury for all these years and so although he got nominated he never won any of the awards!
Aamir Khan’s heartbreak began in 1990, when Sunny Deol won Best Actor award for Ghayal and Aamir was ignored.
Then in 1991 Amitabh Bachchan won the Filmfare for Hum and Aamir Khan was snubbed.
In 1992, Anil Kapoor won Best Actor while Aamir’s performance in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar was sadly ignored .
Then in 1993 Shah Rukh Khan wins Best Actor award for Baazigar and where is Aamir in the scene again?
When Nana Patekar in 1994 got the award for Krantiveer, Aamir, in spite of starring in the hilarious cult comedy Andaz Apna Apna, was ignored very badly!
Then it was Shah Rukh Khan in 1995 who got Best Actor for Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, and Aamir decided to boycott film awards!
Finally when in 1996 Aamir won Best Actor for Raja Hindustani, he didn’t accept it this time!
This broke Aamir’s heart completely and after being ignored for all these years he has never attended any Bollywood award ceremonies. Aamir thinks that Award functions are not fair in their judgment and he has stopped believing in awards.
He also said in an interview, “Awards are biased and I don’t have faith in them. It’s better if I stay away from them.”
Many people blame only Shahrukh Khan for Aamir’s hatred of award functions; some also say that Anil Kapoor bribed the jury to win the Best Actor award!
Call him childish or highly self-respecting, but Mr. Perfectionist has totally given up on award functions which broke his “Dill”!
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