This Article is From Apr 01, 2016

Ranveer Singh is Maharashtrian of the Year and Twitter Doesn't Approve

Ranveer Singh is Maharashtrian of the Year and Twitter Doesn't Approve

Ranveer Singh in a still from Bajirao Mastani

Highlights

  • Ranveer Singh is a Mumbaikar of Sindhi origin
  • Why the jury picked Ranveer is what Twitter is still trying to figure out
  • The honour was bestowed upon Ranveer by Marathi publication Lokmat
New Delhi: Actor Ranveer Singh's acclaimed and awarded portrayal of Peshwa Bajirao I has earned him a prize that has left some people a little bit surprised. The 30-year-old actor has been named 'Maharashtrian of the Year,' an honour bestowed by Marathi publication Lokmat and social media is having trouble wrapping its head around this.

Ranveer was chosen by a jury of politicians Sushil Kumar Shinde and Praful Patel, activist Medha Patkar, lawyer Ujwal Nikam, businessman Harsh Goenka and filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar.

Why they picked him - Ranveer Singh is a Mumbaikar of Sindhi origin - is what Twitter is still trying to figure out. 'Maharashtrian of the Year' trended for a good part of Friday and here's what Twitter's saying (their choice: Nana Patekar).
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ranveer's fans were thrilled, of course.

Past winners have included actors Amitabh Bachchan and Dilip Kumar, neither of them Maharashtrian.