Saturday, May 10, 2008

Huh!!!!

Just read the news that Madhuri Dixit received the Padma Shri award!
Ummm...why????? For her distinguished contribution in the field of art!

Ohhhkkk!

UPDATE: After reading some of the comments, I feel kinda okay about it. I guess it is based on "popularity" of the person. I am not a huge fan of her acting, but I do admire the way she has managed her life. She is one of the very few big stars who has not been embroiled in some scandal/controversy/affair or other, and has not compromised her principles either.

22 comments:

SambY said...

HUH ?? HUH ?? HUH ??

Vrij said...

Because they had to give it to someone better than Barkha Dutt too.

nefariousoutlook said...

madhuri dixit got a padma shri!!!! well i never knew what was the criteria ..i guess the jury must be consisting of some big time fans of her !!!

SambY said...

I dun like ash... but she atleast has "brand india" in a way../... but padma shree for madhuri ?? i mean..maybe i am nt aware..what she has done for the nation in general...?? she is a great heroine...but ... umm...

aneri_masi said...

@samby, nef, I also didn't know the criteria, so asked Wikipedia. Apparently its for "distinguished contribution in various spheres of activity". She got it for the field of arts, a few other folks also got it.

Now, I don't really know whats so distinguishing about her acting. I would nominate versatile ones like Nandita Das.

Oh well...
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Cinderella. said...

Huh ?!!

And what for, may I ask ?

Cinderella. said...

I'd nominate Nandita Das too !!

SambY said...

@ masiji...

ohhk..i read it now too... so well i take my nation point back.... she has achioeved sucess in commercial fils...has she won a natinal award or sumthin??? anyway..mabye she eserves it..but there are alot more ppl than her (and barka dutrt :-X) who deserve this... an award loses its valuse..iof its generalized in such a way.... :-)


and I READ UR COMMENT ON PAVI MAAM BLOG

LOL AT OSAMA DREAMS AND ILL BOMB YOU...LOL LOL LOL

Anjuli said...

she is an awesome actress, guess the choice is right!

aneri_masi said...

@vrij, can you quickly fill me in on who this barkha dutt is? i googled, but all i got was that she's a journo, and a feminist. a lot of folks don't seem to like her. Kaiku? what'd she do?

@anjuli, yeah, i agree she is a good actress, but how is her contribution to the field of art any better than, say Sridevi's, or Anupam Kher's?

Solitaire said...

Maybe its the dance factor too?

Pri said...

its times like these that i sit to wonder what really is the criteria for these awards?
i mean shes a fine actress agreed...but there are soo many actors of substance.
are they talking 'looks' here??

pata nahi! good for her though couldent help noticing how much weight shes put on! :D
i loved her in 'dil toh pagal hain'

vEENs said...

hmpphhh!! another wasted award!

vEENs said...

well but i like he ru knw! but i dt think she has done anything to deserve a PS!

Vrij said...

Aneri.. she's one of those journos who's just become a fav of many ppl just by sweet talk and doing things that are politically correct. From a nothing to the political editor of NDTV and second in charge within say about 5-6yrs means that either she's exceptional or she's pseudo. I dont find her to be exceptional in any which way I see..

Ankur said...

i loved her and still do...

i watched Aaja nach le just coz of her... she is an amazing actress and awesome dancer :D :D
hehee

so may be... she deserves one :)

Cheers!!!

Pavi!!!! said...

Madhuri Dixit was kinda good during her days....i love to see her dancing!But does she deserve the padmashree..not v. sure.

Solitaire said...

@ Ankur,

I love her too!

@ Pri,

She is over 40 and has two kids. I can only dream of looking the way she does at her age.

Ashu said...

MD has been a decent actress, so its ok to have her some award :)

elusive said...

oh i like her..n her dances are simply aweeesome!
but hey she WAS involved in a controversy ;) she was linked wit sanju baba big time :p
jus some gossip ;)

aneri_masi said...

@pri, I think she was always a little on the heavy side (DTPH, HAHK, very "top heavy" in both of them.

@all-others, I am at peace with her getting the award now, as I mentioned in the update. Better her than most others!

@elusive, well, being involved ONCE is not as bad as changing bf's every 6 months like the starlets are doing these days. Even with the sanju thing, she maintained quite a dignified silence about it, and it died away.

♥bμşγ-ŵŗϊŧēŕ♥ said...

i like her the best in hindi cinema!
she's absolutely gorgeous.