The Filmfare night is approaching. It will not only be a few hours of a glamorous extravaganza, flaunt-worthy fashion show and great performances but the industry's best performers will also take the glorious black lady home. You probably have a list of your favourite films and actors ready; so do we! But have you ever wondered how some of the industry's most prominent names never bagged a Best Actor Award, even though we simply loved them in so many films? At times, it is just about the luck, you know?
# Akshay Kumar
With Akshay Kumar, awards are always a trick. It took him all these years and a Rustom to finally get his hands on the most prestigious National Awards. Even for Filmfare, he has been nominated as many as 12 times. Out of them, 5 were in the Best Actor category. But he never won. The only two Filmfare Awards in his kitty are that in the Best Villain category for Ajnabee and Best Comedian for Garam Masala.
Salman is arguably the most popular superstar in India and is definitely the strongest crowd puller. From 1990 to 2018, the total number of Filmfare nominations he has to his credit stands at 17. He bagged his first Filmfare Award with his debut film Maine Pyar Kiya in the Best Male Debut category. The next one came for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, in Best Supporting Actor. But sigh, not a single one in the Best Actor category. Many actually thought he deserved one for Sultan.
Similarly, Ajay Devgn also picked the Best Male Debut award for his debut film Phool Aur Kante in 1991. Out of total 14 nominations, he has won four Filmfare awards, but none for being the Best Actor. However, for The Legend of Bhagat Singh, Ajay took home the award for being the Best Actor (Critics).
# Katrina Kaif
Looks like her Filmfare luck isn't working out. Katrina Kaif was nominated twice, for New York and Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, in the Best Actress category. She didn't win either.
Neerja, arguably Sonam Kapoor's strongest film so far, brought her her only Filmfare award so far. While she won the award in Best Actress (Critics) category, she had to let go of the Best Actress award. Sonam has a total of five Filmfare nominations in her kitty.
An award always feels nice. But whether or not their films impress the juries, all of the above actors have been a part of the industry for a long time now, and have delivered a number of impeccable performances. We hope the award happens soon, but hoping for many more awesome films as well!