The popular awards functions this year seem to be in a fix. Aamir Khan whom they all want to honour for PK never attends awards functions. And he isn't willing to make an exception though the owner of one influential publishing house has personally asked him.
Compounding the woes of the wow kingdom (a.k.a awards functions) is this year's top contender for best actress Kangna Ranaut. She too has decided to boycott all awards.
This leaves the awards functions in a queer quandary.
As one filmmaker puts it, "It's like a wedding without the dulha and dulhan."
Says a jury member of a forthcoming awards event, "We think Aamir Khan for PK and Kangna Ranaut for Queen are the unanimous choices for best actor and best actress. But we're told those two won't attend. Since the awards are a visual vehicle these days with multi- crores sanctioned by television channels to capture the event, to not have both the best actress and actor around to receive their trophies is problematic."
Sources say some awards organizers this year have decided to give the awards for best actor and actress to another Khan and his co-star who are award-friendly.
According to sources, "When this Khan was invited to come for the function and collect the best actor award he laid down the condition that he would only do so provided his co-star gets the best-actress award. We all know neither deserves an award. But we have no choice."
Surely Aamir Khan and Kangna Ranaut who maintain that awards have lost all sanctity, must be having the last laugh.
Says a source close to Kangna, "She doesn't need awards to celebrate a happy new year."