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Filmfare awards: Bollywood Director Karan Johar thanks Assam Police for fantastic planning

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 Feb 2020 9:40 AM GMT

NEW DELHI: Bollywood Director Karan Johar thanked Assam Police and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal for their support during the 65th Filmfare Awards hosted in Guwahati on February 15.

Karan Johar tweeted to say thanks, to which GP Singh, ADGP, Law and Order, Assam Police tweeted back.

https://twitter.com/gpsinghassam/status/1229411287433695237

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar thanked Assam Police for the smooth functioning of the 65th Filmfare Awards successfully hosted in Guwahati on February 15.

Bollywood stars were seen making a beeline to visit Kamakhya Temple.

The latest Filmfare Awards have disappointed many netizens. People have taken to social media to express their dissatisfaction with the winners, and #BoycottFilmfareAwards has been trending on Twitter since Monday morning.

While fans tweeted their ire, lyricist Manoj Muntashir declared that he is heartbroken over not winning an award for penning the heart-wrenching track “Teri mitti” (“Kesari”). He took to Twitter to announce that he would not be attending any award ceremonies for the rest of his life.

It may be mentioned that the first Filmfare Awards function was held at Mumbai Metro Cinema Hall on March 21 in 1954. Do Bigha Zameen was judged as the best film at the first function. The Filmfare Statuette is generally made of bronze — its height is 46.5 cm and it weighs around five kg.

This is the first time, the grand event was held outside Mumbai.

The Filmfare Awards are presented annually by The Times Group to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in the Hindi language film industry of India. The Filmfare ceremony is one of the oldest film events in India.

ATDC Chairman Jayanta Malla Barua had earlier said that the sole purpose of holding the Filmfare Awards function in Guwahati is to promote Assam’s huge tourism potential by involving Bollywood. He said since the State will give all logistics to the organizer, the event will highlight Assam as one of the best tourist destinations in India.

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