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Aamir Khan says no even to National Awards!

Jun 17, 2011

Bollywood's Khan royale has done it again! Aamir Khan has announced that he will skip the National Awards from now on. The actor, who quite famously boycotted popular film awards a while back, raised eyebrows not long ago when he did not send his critically- acclaimed crossover production of 2010, Peepli Live, for consideration at the country's mosthonoured film awards.

Peepli Live's director, Anusha Rizvi, subsequently cried victimisation because, like most others, she felt her film could have won a few awards at the esteemed platform. However, as entering a movie into any awards competition is the producer's prerogative, she alleged that Aamir had deliberately held back her debut vehicle, out of spite as the two were no longer on good terms.

Now, Aamir has declared that he has taken a policy decision to never enter any of his productions for any awards, including the National Awards. The decision seems surprising because his past productions Lagaan and Taare Zameen Par have scored big at the prestigious platform.

According to Aamir, he doesn't like the idea of having to apply for an award - obviously referring to the red tape associated with the process at the National Awards. "If anyone wants to honour a genuine effort, they can take the initiative in doing so. To me, the biggest achievement is getting a good response from the audience," he told a section of the media.

Aamir however acknowledged that the National Awards were the highest honour that a film personality can aspire for. This of course means that the only award - if at all - we could see Aamir holding aloft is probably the Oscar, since he has not yet given up on that one. Wonder, how many more new trends Aamir wishes to set as he continues to enthrall audiences with one gem after another.