Awards functions and controversies seem to go hand in hand in Bollywood. From stars throwing tantrums to catfights to sore losers, we’ve seen them all. So, the IIFA Awards that concluded yesterday weren’t spared either.
Yes, we’re talking about Sushant Singh Rajput, who was quite excited to be a part of the awards function in New York and who performed to his songs with his alleged ladylove Kriti Sanon on stage. Before the awards, Sushant, who’s super-active on social media, had cheerfully shared pictures from NYC. But post the awards yesterday, Sushant shocked everyone by tweeting “@Iifa hahahaha.”
Sushant Singh Rajput (@itsSSR) July 16, 2017
While most netizens were surprised and confused by the tweet, his fans immediately picked it up and began sympathising with him over his loss of the Best Actor award to Shahid Kapoor. As soon as Shahid won the award for his role inUdta Punjab, Sushant felt betrayed and took to Twitter to express his feelings. The actor thought that he deserved it more for his performance inMS: Dhoni The Untold Story. The film fetched the Best Newcomer award for Disha Patani and the Best Supporting Actor award for Anupam Kher. Hence, Sushant may have felt that he’d win the main award as well.
While Sushant’s fans supported him on social media, he was severely trolled by everyone else for being so thoroughly unsporting.