Special award given to miffed Katrina
Katrina Kaif has not yet learned to accept defeat. When she was beaten by Vidya Balan for the best actress award, she refused to performed at the event. She was to perform at the award ceremony but not live. Her dance number was to be recorded later just at the end of the ceremony. In order to convince miffed Katrina Kaif, a special award category was created for her.
Says a source, "When Katrina came to the venue, she learnt that Kareena Kapoor was getting the Best Actress award (Popular) for 3 Idiots. Although she was nominated for Best Actress for her performance in New York (Critics' Choice), Vidya beat her to it for Paa. It is learnt that she was miffed at being left out because, after all, she had the most hits in 2009."
Later the organizers (Morani Brothers) and the publishing house created a special award for Kat and she was presented with the award for the best entertainer of the year. Still Katrina did not seem convincing, she came just before the announcement of the award, took the trophy and left.
Mohommed Morani says, "I have no idea what happened. I was there to only coordinate Katrina's performance. Screen can best answer this question."
Sandeep Khosla of Screen says, "It's true we created an award for Katrina but this was decided by the Screen jury. We had a special award to Katrina her for the three hits -- New York, Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, De Dana Dan -- that she had last year and the jury thought she deserved it. Katrina didn't insist or ask for any award. Nor did she throw any tantrums. She came and performed according to her commitment."