Anupam Kher at march for India
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“INDIA A NATION OF CRITICIZERS NOT DOERS”, ANUPAM KHER

Anupam Kher, the Bollywood actor was awarded the Padma Bhushan, one of India’s highest civilian honor. He went to say thank the millions of his fans. Kher said, “it is a pity we have become a nation of criticizers rather than doers. People should join together in the celebration of my and others successes. How sad is this that instead of celebrating someone’s journey of 31 years, of hardship, of amazing brilliance shown in Indian and world cinema, people criticize them just to draw attention to themselves, I pity them.” Anupam Kher also led a “March for India” was seen as a march against the critics of the government and the award wapsi brigade.

Source: Hindustan Times

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Nayantara Sahgal
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AWARD WAPSI’S HAVE REVERSED STAND AGAIN …

Writer Nayantara Sahgal, who was the first to do the ‘award waapsi’, now has decided to take back her award and also the sizable award cheque. Nand Bhardway, a Rajasthani also has followed suit noting that he is satisfied with the Akademi’s assurances. So it looks like some or most might keep or not return their awards. Arguably, some did it per their conscience (or should we say selective conscience), whereas others it was more to get some media attention. One is left wondering if the sizable prize money could be motivation too…

Source: Hindustan Times

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