The awards season this year has opened on the wrong note with controversies surrounding the Screen awards function. The other day it was alleged that Alia Bhatt had walked out of the awards function with the trophy before her name was announced as a winner.
Now another eyebrow-raising report doing the rounds concerns Shahid Kapoor.
Apparently he was committed to perform on stage at the Screen awards .But when he was told that Ranveer Singh was getting the best actor award (for Gully Boy) Shahid opted out of the commitment at the last minute , leaving the awards organizers in a panic.
I verified with a source in the know who admitted this embarrassing rumour was true.
“Shahid did opt out at the last minute. His official excuse was ill health. But he took off for the shooting of his new project Jersey a couple of days afterwards. It seems he was not happy about another actor being given the Best Actor award. He expected it for his performance in Kabir Singh,”says the source.
Luckily for the organizers Varun Dhawan stepped in at last minute to save the day.
“They asked him to help out in a state of panic. Varun is a very busy star. Still he agreed to be a last-minute replacement even though he wasn’t up for any awards this year,” says the source,
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