- 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
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).
Nana Patekar helping drought affected farmers here but they give Ranveer Maharashtrian of the Year for #BM who can't even speak Marathi .— NAKUL (@itsNaCool) April 1, 2016
Nana Patekar Should have been the Maharashtrian of the Year.. Look at the Work he is Doing for Farmers There.. True Legend > Jumping monkey— One Eyed King !! (@I_am_Rangil) April 1, 2016
Nana Patekar: real life hero.— Vivek Sakpal (@viveksakpal) April 1, 2016
Bajirao: historical figure.
Maharashtrian of the year Award goes to a screen hero playing historical character
Shahid Kapoor won Kashmir Of The Year for #Haider& Gunvant Sarpate (@GunvantSr) April 1, 2016
Maharashtrian Of The Year
If "Maharashtrian Of The Year" is Ranveer Singh for #BajiraoMastani then "Indian Of The Year" should be Salman Khan for Bajrangi Bhaijaan.— Dєνιl (@beingdevil_) April 1, 2016
Maharashtrian of the Year is Ranveer Singh for "Bajirao" performance? By that yardstick, Priyanka Chopra is a Manipuri!— Madhavan Narayanan (@madversity) April 1, 2016
Ranveer's fans were thrilled, of course.
Past winners have included actors Amitabh Bachchan and Dilip Kumar, neither of them Maharashtrian.