Lyricist Manoj Muntashir calls out Filmfare for snubbing him for ‘Teri Mitti’, netizens vandalize ‘Gully Boy’ Wikipedia page and express their ire for ‘Paid Awards’


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.

Manoj penned an emotional note, "Dear Awards, even if I try all my life...I won't be able to write a better line than 'Tu Kahti Thee Tera Chaand Hoon Main Aur Chaand Humesha Rahta Hai'. You failed to honor the words which made millions of Indians cry and care for their motherland. It would be a great disrespect to my art if I still continue caring for you. So here I bid you a final good bye. I officially announce- I won't attend any award show till I breathe my last. Alvida."

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Gully Boy that swept all the major awards including Best Actor for Ranveer Singh, Best Actress for Alia Bhatt, Best Supporting Actress for Amruta Subhash and Zoya Akhtar taking home the Best Director award came under severe backlash from the netizens. One disgruntled user decided to ake his indignation known by editing the Filmfare page on Wikipedia and labeled Gully Boy’s awards as ‘Paid’.

The mood has been similar for many fans who accused the awards to be fixed and promoting nepotism and awarding actors and filmmakers who are star kids. People were irked that superlative performances like Akshay Kumar in Kesari, Sushant Singh Rajput and Navin Polishetty in Chhichhore and creative films like Hrithik Roshan in Super 30 were ignored. Check out some of the tweets below:


Even singer Neha Bhasin called out Filmfare on ignoring Manoj Muntashir. 

On Muntashir, netizens came up in support of him because Teri Mitti is a song that touched hearts of almost all Bollywood buffs, especially due to its lyrics. Commenting on his post, a user wrote: "@filmfare and @jiteshpillaai You literally killed faith of many Indians and lyricist by not giving award to #TeriMitti. This song is best of the decade not only of this year. Rap songs winning over such beautiful meaningful and soulful song." 

Netizens continued to express their unhappiness and the hashtag #BoycottFilmfareAwards continued to trend throughout Monday afternoon.

(Source: IANS/Twitter/Wikipedia)