Pakistanis actively awaited the ceremony of Filmfare awards not because they were eager to know who was the best rather they were concerned about the four nominations from Pakistan including Fawad Khan and three singers.
Although Fawad Khan has already won the award for the best debut actor for Khoobsurat, He lost his award of the best supporting actor in the Kapoor and Sons to the veteran actor Rishi Kapoor. Where many of Fawad’s fans were happy with his nomination, there also those who wondered why he was not placed in the category of leading role for the same movie.
None of the four celebrities could succeed in grabbing the Filmfare trophy, but Fawad Khan fans got hurt and showed up with their concerns on Twitter.
As expected, Rishi Kapoor won Fawad Khan’s award.????????Out of the cast it was Fawad and Ratna who were most deserving for awards. #Filmfare
— Aish (@deepikalove86) January 14, 2017
People also mocked the Indian extremist outfits for putting a ban on Pakistani actors in India and asking for payment of fine as they did with the Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
Fawad Khan gets nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Kapoor & Sons!
So does Fimfare now has to pay Rs. 2.5 Crores to Raj Thakeray?! ???? https://t.co/9xo8VqQi4l
— Aman Wadhwa (@clinomaniac31) January 10, 2017
— AB ˣˣˣᶟ (@abhidhoni183) January 10, 2017
— Faz Begum (@FarzanaBegum2) January 14, 2017
How it was even possible for the Filmfare to take such bold step after the right wing parties had already started raising objections over the nomination.
— Sohini (@Mittermaniac) January 14, 2017
There are those who think that it was also Diljit Dosanjh who was equally a victim of discrimination for receiving a nomination for supporting actor in Udta Punjab.