Dr Biju, the
National award winning director harshly criticized Malayala
Manorama daily for giving the Newsmaker award to Manju
Warrier, through his official Facebook page. Dr Biju feels that
Manju Warrier does not deserves the award and the result was
The director called the award function as "the biggest comedy of
the year". Dr Biju points out that some big shots from the various
fields of society were also included in the final nomination list.
But the daily chose to select the least deserving Manju Warrier for
the award, just for the sake of publicity.
Dr Biju also expressed his disappointment over the Newsmaker
nominations of 2014, for not including National award winner Suraj
Venjarammoodu in the list. Biju says that Suraj is one of the top
achievers of the year; but the actor was not even included in the
polls conducted by the daily.
On the other hand, the sources related to Manju Warrier and
Malayala Manorama daily says that Newsmaker title is has been
exclusively given to the celebrities who makes a stir in the
society by making headlines frequently. The award is not given in
the basis of any achievements. Both Manju Warrier and Malayala
Manorama management hasn't replied to Dr Biju's criticisms yet.