- RGV tagged Aamir Khan as 'the greatest filmmaker of India'
- Aamir's absence from award shows 'speaks loud', tweeted RGV
- 'Highest quality films are made by Aamir,' he added
Fact that Aamir khan,the greatest film maker of india does not attend any award events including national award speaks about those events— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) April 23, 2017
Highest quality films are made by Aamir and that he doesn't care to be measured by any Indian award commitee including national speaks loud— Ram Gopal Varma (@RGVzoomin) April 23, 2017
The winners of the National Awards were announced earlier this month when Akshay Kumar won best actor for Rustom. Right after the announcement, a section of social media was enraged by the jury's decision to honour Akshay over Aamir. Filmmaker Priyadarshan, chairman of the jury of the 64th National Awards, had said Malayalam superstar Mohanlal and Akshay were the final contenders for Best Actor. He also added that Dangal was re-evaluated but "it missed because the regional films were brilliant." Marathi film Kasaav won the National Award for Best Film.
Priyandarshan, who directed Akshay in films like Hera Pheri, Garam Masala and Bhagam Bhag, later told PTI: "I have heard of all that and I will answer it in a simple way. When Ramesh Sippy was jury head Amitabh Bachchan won. When Prakash Jha was head of jury, Ajay Devgn won. So none questioned at that time. So why all these questions are cropping up today."
Aamir Khan is currently prepping for Thugs Of Hindostan, in which he co-stars with Amitabh Bachchan.