Nevada (US) (ANI): Hollywood star Sylvester Stallone (Rocky) has been nominated for Hollywood Razzies equivalent "Golden Kela Awards" given annually for the worst performance in Bollywood.
American actress-model Denise Richards (The World is not enough) has also been nominated. Both of them are nominated for what is called "BAAWRA ho gaya hai ke Award" (Have you gone CRAZY Award) for performances in romantic comedy Kambakkht Ishq (Unfortunate Love). This film has been nominated for seven other awards, including worst film.
In the "most atrocious lyrics award" category, Abbas Tyrewala has been nominated for Chiggy Wiggy from film Blue, which was performed by Australian actress-singer Kylie Minogue (Neighbours). Warner Bros Chandni Chowk to China has been nominated for seven "Golden Kela Awards", including "worst film". Stallone has been nominated for 30 Razzies (and won eight), which is more than double than his nearest competitor Kevin Costner. Denise Richards has received Razzie for "worst supporting actress".
Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that both Hollywood and Bollywood should focus on quality rather than quantity. Quantity, mixed with mercantile greed, resulted in them ending up in Razzies and Golden Kelas, Rajan Zed, who is chairperson of Indo-American Leadership Confederation, added.
"Kela" Awards website says: "Like complaining about the government, skipping over pot-holes and peeing wherever you feel like, tolerating Bollywood is a part of Indian life...Many times you see films that aren't even good enough to mention in decent company. This is where we come in, the Golden Kelas, striving to celebrate the best of the worst, the finest of the crappiest, and the gooiest kelas in the whole filmy bunch!"
"Kela" means "banana" in Hindi. Awards, launched in 2008 for worst in Bollywood, will reportedly be presented in India's capital Delhi on March 12. Razzies (Golden Raspberry Awards) for worst in the film were launched in 1981.