New Delhi, April 10 (Calcutta Tube) Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan has received several awards but probably none of them is as unique as the metallic banana statuette that he was sent for having the worst accent in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s film ‘Delhi-6’. The actor played an NRI boy, who comes to India with his grandmother the film.
The actor was named the winner of the Dara Singh Award for the worst accent in ‘Delhi-6’ at the second annual Golden Kela awards, which were held here in March. But since Abhishek gracefully accepted the title instead of cribbing about it, the organisers decided to send him a real statue for the award.
‘Congratulations! You will go down in history as the first ever winner of a Golden Kela to have graciously accepted the award since its inception last year, thus proving conclusively that you actually have a sense of humour and don’t take yourself too seriously,’ Jatin Varma, publisher of Random Magazine, wrote in a letter to Abhishek.
‘For this simple reason, we decided that the least we could do was send over an actual statuette (if a shiny metallic banana can be called a statuette),’ added Varma.
The Golden Kela awards are a spin-off on Hollywood’s Golden Raspberry awards, also known as the Razzies, which recognize the worst in cinema.
‘…we would just like you to accept this humble little trophy as a reminder of the love your fans have for you and how much they hate it when your movie doesn’t turn out so well. We hope you like the trophy enough to keep it in that display cabinet alongside all those Filmfares and IIFAs and the like,’ wrote Varma.
‘We also hope that next year we’ll see you at the ceremony in person. We’d be willing to pay your airfare but please don’t expect us to pay for your entire entourage, we don’t have much money,’ read the witty letter.