Stallone Bollywood turn leads Indian Razzies
Warner Bros. India debut just behind Sly with seven nomsNEW DELHI -- India's answer to the Razzies, the Golden Kela Awards, will honor the "best-made-bad films of Bollywood" for the second year according to organizers, humor magazine Random. "Kela" is Hindi for banana.
The awards ceremony will be held March 12 in Delhi hosted by special guest, MTV VJ and comedian Cyrus Broacha.
In a statement, Random Magazine editor Jatin Varma said, "We're expecting a much larger show than last year because of all the crappy films we've had ..."
Winners will be selected via online votes for nominees including worst film contenders "Kambhaqt Ishq" (Damn Love) -- featuring cameos by Sylvester Stallone and Denise Richards -- leading the pack with eight nominations, followed closely by Warner Bros.' debut Bollywood production "Chandni Chowk To China" with seven. Another worst film nominee, underwater drama "Blue" featuring a song by Kylie Minogue titled "Chiggy Wiggy" is also nominated for worst lyrics for lyricist Abbas Tyrewala.
Worst director nominees include "China"'s Nikhil Advani and "Ishq"'s Sabbir Khan along with Ashutosh Gowarikar for flop "What's Your Rashee?" (What's Your Starsign?), Madhur Bhandarkar for "Jail" and Rohit Shetty for "All The Best."
Worst male actors include John Abraham for the Sept. 11-inspired drama "New York," Salman Khan for "Wanted" and Himesh Reshammiya for "Radio."
Worst female actresses include Deepika Padukone for "China" and Priyanka Chopra for "Rashee" alongwith Kareena Kapoor for "Ishq."
Another category titled "Baawra Ho Gaya Hai Ke Award" which loosely translated in Hindi means "Have You Lost It" includes nominees such as "China"'s lead actor Akshay Kumar and director Advani; Sylvester Stallone and Denise Richards for "Ishq" and superstar Shah Rukh Khan for "Billu," among others.
Worst pair nominees include "China's" Kumar and Padukone; "Blue"'s Sanjay Dutt and Lara Dutta and Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek for "Paa."
Another category is wittily titled the most "original" story award that includes films inspired by Hollywood and foreign films such as "Aao Wish Kare" ("Let's Wish"), a take on Tom Hanks's "Big"; "Dhoondte Reh Jaoge" ("Keep Looking") inspired by "The Producers"; "Daddy Cool" inspired by "Death At A Funeral"; "Love Aaj Kal" ("Love Then And Now") inspired by Taiwan film "3 Times" and "Dil Bole Hadippa" ("The Heart Says Hurrah") inspired by "She's The Man."