Shah Rukh Khan's speech at the Critics Film Choice Awards 2019 that was held on April 21 in Mumbai is going viral on social media. Why? Because the actor literally roasted the critics who rate the films with 'stars'.
Taking a funny dig, Shah Rukh Khan in his speech said: "We filmmakers have fought along to give more credit to constructive and jaded ideas. We search for art, we search for form without the essence of the stories. We find logic and disregard the free-spirit of story telling. We have to remind ourselves that truth is formless, only untruths are formed. We as film fraternity have to be truer to ourselves, to the stories we set out to tell."
He further added: "So I request all my critics friends here, please don't be like us Bollywood film stars, and get carried away by what Bollywood succumbed to many years ago - the star system. The star system cannot be the only way of summing up films by our critics. 3 stars, 3.5 stars, 3 and a quarter stars, 5 stars....It's a film, not a hotel for God sake. With critics sprouting all over, film critic is becoming an endangered species. Please let it not get replaced by consumer service..."
Watch the entire 10-minute speech below -
Here's how the critics reacted to Shah Rukh Khan's speech -
Coming back to the Critics Choice Film Awards, the winners of the first ever feature film awards were announced last evening in attendance of some of the biggest names in the industry, and the result hails not only the content but also the art of filmmaking as the biggest takeaways from the esteemed gathering.
A joint venture of Film Critics Guild and Motion Content Group, in association with Vistas Media Capital, Critics Choice Film Awards offered the upliftment of some of the most underrated films, which are often overshadowed by commercial mammoths.
Winning big at the awards, Andhadhun & Tumbbad have emerged as the highest achievers.
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