Amitabh Bachchan, Dilip Kumar and Shahrukh Khan,– all seem to be the favorite actors of Filmfare, the Bollywood’s very own film award program that has a repute of its own. Started in the 1954 by The Time Group, the award show brings smiles to everyone’s faces, however, there are many who think that the awards foundation has been playing partial to some actors. Dilip Kumar and Shahrukh Khan, both, have won the Filmfare lady 8 times, while Amitabh Bachchan has bagged it 5 times in the Best Actor category.
But, do we have only these actors in Bollywood? Does no one else act well enough to get an award in this category? A number of stars, who have given and have constantly been giving critically-acclaimed performances, and also, record-breaking hits, never really emerged up to the stage to kiss the black lady. Here are 4 bollywood actors who never received the Best Actor award at the podium of Filmfare:
#1. Govinda: Yes, the No. 1 actor never really got one. He, however, has two Filmfare awards, but in two different category, including the Best Comedian. Apart from this, he also has 4 best actor awards given to him by Zee Cine Awards. We all know how good Govinda is at acting, and how much he has entertained us. And, that is really sad that Filmfare foundation considers that “Comedians” are not actors.
#2. Salman Khan: Though Bhai and SRK have patched up after their cat fight and have once again become the Karan Arjun of Bollywood, their fans still are fighting a battle. One of the solid reasons for this long running scuffle is, of course, the awards. Wanted, Dabangg, Ready, Bodyguard, Ek Tha Tiger, Dabangg 2, Jai Ho, Kick, Bajrangi Bhaijan, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, and Sultan – are his recent blockbusters. Not to mention, all these movies have done a better business than the movies of Shahrukh Khan have, and his movies entertain fans more than the flicks of SRK do. Still, the Khan Bhai has not a single Filmfare Best Actor award in this pocket.
#3. Akshay Kumar: When we hear or read this name, we get a real proud feeling. How this evergreen Bollywood actor has managed to maintain his physique and improved into a super fine actor is really amazing. Holiday, Airlift, Baby, Gabbar Is Back, Special 26, OMG: Oh My God! – are some of his best performances. And, disappointingly, the Khiladi Kumar of Bollywood had a bad luck bagging the Best Actor award, though he has the Filmfare for the Best Actor in a Negative Role for Ajnabee, and the Best Actor in a Comic Role for Garam Masala.
#4. Dharmendra: Apka Chaheta – Dharmendra, too, has been betrayed by the black women of Filmfare. The acting excellence of Dharam Paji is not unknown to us. He has repeatedly given blockbusters in his career, but according to the Filmfare jury, none of his performances were up to the mark for the Best Actor award. However, the He-Man of Bollywood has the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.