Alia Bhatt walked away with the Finest Actress trophy at Sunday evening’s Star Display screen Awards, which kickstarted the Bollywood awards season. Fairly a number of eyebrows have been raised since Sonam Kapoor was an equally, if no more, deserving contender for the honour.
A bitchy starlet from Lokhandwala tells us Alia was all the time the favorite with the eight-member jury, half of who owe loyalty to the actress’ mentor, Karan Johar. The 4 panelists, we’re instructed, had been Urmila Matondkar (one in all KJo’s besties), Subhash Ghai (who’s remaking ‘Ram Lakhan’ with the director’s banner, Dharma Productions), Karan Malhotra (who helmed Johar’s ‘Agneepath’) and Raveena Tandon (spouse of KJo’s childhood buddy, Anil Thadani, who’s the distributor for Dharma initiatives).
Now, that is one thing value pondering over. Additionally, Deepika Padukone successful the Type Icon award got here as a shock to many, particularly since she walked into the occasion in an unpleasant black robe. Surprise why Sonam was ignored even on this class.