Deepika Padukone, on Wednesday, grabbed attention for not just her gorgeous outfit for IIFA Awards 2019, but also made headlines for taking home an award for Chennai Express under the category of Best Actor(Female) in the last 20 years. Chennai Express, co-starring Shah Rukh Khan, released back 2013. Soon, after the winner's list was pronounced, upon reading the actress' name as winner for her role in the Rohit Shetty directorial, the Internet was taken by storm, literally. Within hours of the announcement, active Twitter users began their meme fest and trolled the talented actress for putting behind several potential leading ladies behind.
Twitter, on Wednesday itself, kicked off a meme fest. From comparing Deepika with Rani Mukerji, Alia Bhatt, Vidya Balan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and several A-lister actresses, troller slammed the decision of handing over the Best Actor(Female) in the last 20 years to Deepika. Some users were surprised to find out that despite six years since release, the film's actors are still receiving awards while some took a dig at the awards and called them fake.
— IIFA Awards (@IIFA) September 19, 2019
Tushar Kapoor should get best actor for golmaal then.....
— Kabir Khokar (@KabirKhokar) September 19, 2019
— CherriBlossom (@CherriBlossom9) September 19, 2019
Mazaak ban ke reh gaye hai Award shows...Chennai Express k liye itne saalo baad 'Award'..
— PoonamKAPILIAN (@KAPILIANPoonam) September 19, 2019
20 saal mein @IIFA ko sirf Chennai express ki acting pasand aayi wah they should change the name of theirs awards
— Akash Yadav (@akashyadav1197) September 19, 2019
Rani for Black, Alia for Udta Punjab, Anushka for Band Baaja Baaraat, Tabu for Chandni Bar, Aishwarya for Devdas- Yeh sab lagta hai ghaas charane Gaye the
— Manan Mehta #AK52 (@MananMe91491905) September 19, 2019
Is this some kind of a cruel joke on the sensibilities of the Indian audience???
I mean Deepika??? Of all actresses?
By passing Kangana, Vidya, Tabu, Neena Gupta, et all??
No wonder awards like urs have lost all credibility and are good for a few laughs.....like this!!
— Sanjeev Sood (@Golu29) September 19, 2019
Wasn't Chennai express a shit old movie... Ranveer must be loaded buying this shitty award for his wife
— sid (@Sid18672054) September 19, 2019
What Chennai express did i snapped out of existence and came back 5 yrs before
— abhishek ubarhande (@iamabhi8888) September 19, 2019
Speaking of Chennai Express, the film was a rom-com and went on to become of the highest grossers in the year of its release. It starred Deepika as Meenamma and Shah Rukh as Rahul, who eventually fall in love after their share of banters.