Monday, June 12, 2006
Even though Kunal Kohli had won maximum number of awards for his last film Hum Tum, the director is not invited for IIFA awards this year. This comes as a surprise when the man has recent release Fanaa, which has the biggest of the stars, coming from one of the biggest banner in the country. Besides, the film is also doing well all over. Yet Kunal is ignored by IIFA.
Reportedly, the reason for this decision given by the IIFA spokesperson is that Kunal Kohli is not a nominee this year. Besides they have invited people from the Bengali and South Film industry and also from Hollywood. Therefore, to maintain numbers, they have shortlist "friends", and Kunal happens to be one. But these people from other film industries, too, do not appear on the nomination list.
Kunal Kohli, however didn't seem to be very happy with the people claiming to be his "friends". He confirmed that he didn't get the invite yet. He said that he didn't know the reason why and that he didn't care about it either.
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