NATIONAL AWARDS

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Kangana Vs. Hrithik In Cold Hard Numbers

As Kangana Ranaut receives yet another National Award, for yet another superlative performance, we took a look at her brand monitor and that of her alleged former lover and current bête noire Hrithik Roshan. Luckily, opinions are passé. There's data to evaluate everything. First, a little bit of old world wisdom. When two people fight, the winner is always someone else.
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No Anupam Kher, Filmmakers Returning National Awards In Protest Are Not 'Farzi'

Kher, over the past months, has made no bones about which political narrative in the country he endorses. Fair enough. Like is the order of the day, he has also taken to Twitter to air his opinions and critiques. Again, quite fair. So, no content of his Twitter timeline seems particularly unlike him or unbecoming of a personality of his stature -- a steady stream of criticism against the critics of the present government, interpsersed with articles on his new films, on DDLJ and his TV shows. Except for what seems like his endorsement of dismissive, disrespectful and trifling hashtags like #YoAwardeesSoFar
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No Anupam Kher, Filmmakers Returning National Awards In Protest Are Not 'Farzi'

Kher, over the past months, has made no bones about which political narrative in the country he endorses. Fair enough. Like is the order of the day, he has also taken to Twitter to air his opinions and critiques. Again, quite fair. So, no content of his Twitter timeline seems particularly unlike him or unbecoming of a personality of his stature -- a steady stream of criticism against the critics of the present government, interpsersed with articles on his new films, on DDLJ and his TV shows. Except for what seems like his endorsement of dismissive, disrespectful and trifling hashtags like #YoAwardeesSoFar