Rishi Kapoor mocks Parineeti Chopra’s ‘weight loss’ award


Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor, known for his outspokenness, has mocked Parineeti Chopra receiving an award for ‘weight loss’. Parineeti who worked hard on her fitness to achieve her current shapely figure was presented the Style Icon of the Year Award at the Stardust Awards in December last year.

Referring to the award, Rishi Kapoor said, “I couldn't believe it when they recently gave an award to Parineeti Chopra for losing weight. Can someone please give me an award for gaining weight?"  

The 63-year-old actor was speaking about the credibility of commercial awards in an interview with a renowned journalist. He feels that such award functions hold no significance.

"I never did believe in popular awards. It's gotten much worse now. I use award trophies as doorstops in my home. What they have done to film awards is truly tragic. They've reduced them to trivia. Shameless. Agar sabko khush karna hai toh phir award ka matlab kya hua?," the actor was quoted as saying in the interview.

Rishi Kapoor who received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Screen Awards held on January 8, said, "It's my fourth or fifth lifetime achievement award. They pleaded with me to accept it. They think my work is over, so they keep giving me lifetime achievement awards. But my work continues irrespective of whether they give me an award or not."