It is very strange that Kareena Kapoor did not even get a nomination in Filmfare Awards 2012.
There was a time when filmfare awards had a lot to do with public sentiments. In 1964, the biggest blockbuster was Sangam. During that year the filmfare award for the best actress went to Vaijayantimala for Sangam. In the same year, Raj Kapoor won the filmfare award for the best director for his work in the film Sangam.
The days had changed. The meaning of awards had also changed. In 2011, the biggest blockbuster was Bodyguard. To everyone’s surprise Kareena Kapoor did not get even a nomination of best actress award in filmfare 2012. From 2009, Kareena Kapoor had featured in successful films opposite the superstars, Amir Khan in The Three Idiots, Salman Khan in Bodyguard and Shahrukh Khan in Ra One. Both Ra One and Bodyguard had been released in 2011, and the performance of Kareena Kapoor in both these films was per excellence. It is another case that Vidya Balan had given an excellent performance in the dirty picture and may be the biggest candidate for the best actress award. But if the competition is between Vidya Balan and Kareena Kapoor, it makes sense. But the competition is between performance in flop films like Mahie Gill in Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster and Priyanka Chopra in Saat Khoon Maaf, it makes no sense.
The male category is a bit better. But the fight should be between Salman Khan in Bodyguard, Ajay Devgan in Singham and Shahrukh Khan in Don 2. Ranbir Kapoor had won the best actor award in Colourscreen, so may win the filmfare also.
The best music director nominees are horrible altogether. The film Ready became successful due to popular music of Pritam. Pritam did not get a nomination even. Same is with the case of Himesh Reshammiya in Bodyguard. It is very obvious that AR Rehman is going to win the award, as the nominations are absurt with candidates like Ram Sampat in Delhi Belly, Sohail Sen in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.It is even strange that the composer of popular music in film Bodyguard, Himesh Reshammiya never get any nomination. But the singer of the song of that composer gets a nomination, the example is Shreya Ghoshal in the song “teri meri” in the film Bodyguard. The chances are for Mohit Chouhan to win the award for the song “sada haq” in the film Rockstar.
Filmfare awards had lost the genuineness and transparency. It has become just any other awards. Gone were the days when Dilip Kumar winning the best actor award 8 times showed his supremacy over Raj Kapoor, or Shankar Jaikishan winning the best music director award 9 times showed his brilliance over Naushad Ali, Roshanlal Nagrath and others.